Todd A. Lee was the Executive Director and CEO of the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency from 2016 to 2020. During his lifetime his career focus was on innovation, infrastructure/process, and financing in real estate. He came to DCHFA because he wanted to have an impact in the city through the preservation and construction of affordable and workforce housing in the District of Columbia.

The Todd A. Lee Scholarship commemorates this outstanding District of Columbia legend and honors his commitment to both affordable housing and education. The scholarship will benefit undergraduate and graduate students that aspire to be future contributors to the field of affordable housing.

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Application Deadline: July 12, 2024

The minimum scholarship awarded will be $5,000.



  • The applicant must have completed at minimum their sophomore year of college at an accredited university or be enrolled at minimum in a three quarter or full-time graduate program.
  • The applicant must be matriculating in a Bachelor’s or Master’s of Science or Arts program at an accredited four-year university
  • Must have declared a major or course of study in Real Estate Development, Real Property Management, Mortgage Finance, Business, Engineering, Architecture, Computer Science, Community Development, Economic Development and/or Construction-related field.
  • The Applicant must be a resident of the District of Columbia or demonstrate prior long term District residency by providing an official transcript that reflects residency, school attendance and graduation from a high school in the District of Columbia.

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