The cost of renting an apartment in the District of Columbia is expensive and continues to soar. The average rental rate in D.C. now exceeds the national average. It may seem as if it is impossible to find an apartment within your price range. The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency funds building and redevelopment of affordable rental properties throughout the City in all Wards.

Although DCHFA does not deal directly with renters, we encourage renters to visit DCHousing Search for more information and assistance.

DC Housing Search

DCHousing Search is a great tool to find apartments on the market and get in touch with knowledgeable realtors.


If you’re looking to transition from renting to purchasing a home, jump over to our homeownership section so we can help.

DCHFA HIP Properties

DCHFA’s Housing Investment Platform (HIP) is a single family investment program designed to create more affordable housing throughout the District of Columbia. If you are thinking about buying a home, click below to see what HIP developed properties are available for sale.

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