Todd A. Lee

Todd A. Lee became the Executive Director & CEO of the DC Housing Finance Agency in April 2016.   He was not only the leader of the Agency but a trailblazer in the greater Washington, D.C. community. Mr. Lee had a passion for making lasting, meaningful impacts on the lives of everyone he met and he brought that energy to his work at DCHFA daily.

As the Executive Director & CEO of DCHFA, Mr. Lee focused on innovation, infrastructure and process improvements, and new product development. During his tenure, Mr. Lee launched new affordable multifamily financing solutions, single family mortgage products and workforce housing investment strategies. Under Mr. Lee’s leadership, there has been over $1 billion invested in the creation and preservation of affordable multifamily rental and workforce housing units in addition to supporting homeownership opportunities in all eight wards of the District.

Mr. Lee was the driving force behind the Agency’s initiatives and his unwavering support, endless laughter and always positive attitude are greatly missed.  DCHFA became the District’s only HUD Level I Risk Share lender, launched the Housing Investment Platform, DC MAP, ReMIT and most recently DC4Me all under Mr. Lee’s directorship.

Mr. Lee cultivated a team culture at the Agency and oversaw DCHFA’s rebranding in 2018 that included a revision of the mission and the development of the first Statement of Values. One those values is Community Focus from which he created DCHFA’s Community Engagement Initiative, a fund that supports seniors, youth, sports, education and arts programs in the District.

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Programs Launched


Mortgage Credit Certificate

June 2016


HomeSaver (Reopened)

June 2016


HPAP Co-Administrator

March 2017


50/50 Risk Share Lender

April 2017



January 2019



March 2019



September 2019


Milestones & Headlines

Here are some milestones and headlines during Todd’s tenure. 


D.C. Breaks Ground On First Affordable Assisted-Living Facility in Ward 8

Nov 22, 2019

DCHFA receives S&P A+ credit rating

Aug 1, 2019

ReMIT Launches

May 6, 2019

Todd wins DCBIA Government Sector Award

Mar 28, 2019

DC program aims to help furloughed feds with mortgage payments

Jan 23, 2019

DCHFA Breaks Ground at Cynthia Townhomes

Sep 1, 2018

DCHFA Launches a New Mission, Statement of Values, Logo and Website

Jun 1, 2018

Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award

Mar 22, 2018

DCHFA closed on its first HUD Level I 50/50 Risk Share 542 (c) loan to finance the preservation of 176 affordable units at Woodmont Crossing Apartments

Feb 20, 2018

D.C. Invests Big in Redevelopment of Neglected Southeast Complex Into Affordable Housing

Feb 15, 2018

Community Outreach Initiative Launched

Feb 1, 2018

Affordable Housing in D.C.’s Chinatown to Be Preserved

Jan 5, 2018

DC Housing Finance Agency hosts community Thanksgiving dinner

Nov 15, 2017

Home buying season with DCHFA

Sep 22, 2017

Housing Investment Platform (HIP) launches at groundbreaking of Elvans Road Townhomes

Aug 1, 2017

DCHFA Takes Multifamily Financing Applications Into Online-Only Process

Jul 21, 2017

DCHFA closes first HPAP deal as co-administrator

Jun 1, 2017

New NoMa housing for homeless veterans looks good while doing good

Jan 13, 2017

Mayor Muriel Bowser named DCHFA as a co-administrator of the HPAP

Dec 1, 2016

DC Open Doors is celebrates a milestone of providing more than $200 million in mortgage financing, down payment and closing cost assistance to D.C. homebuyers in the program’s third year of existence.

Nov 1, 2016

On September 20, 2016 Todd was confirmed by the Council to become the Executive Director of DCHFA

Sep 20, 2016

D.C. to Reopen Foreclosure-Prevention Program

Jul 21, 2016

DCHFA’s Board appoints Todd, Acting Executive Director

Apr 20, 2016

U.S. Department of the Treasury Drops $1 Billion in the Fight Against Blight

Apr 20, 2016
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