Greater Deanwood Choice Neighborhood Planning Initiative 

In 2022, the Washington, D.C.Housing Authority was awarded a Choice Neighborhoods Planning grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to develop a Transformation Plan for Lincoln Heights & Richardson Dwellings over the next 24 months. The goal of this planning effort is to develop a comprehensive revitalization plan that replaces distressed public housing units with quality mixed-income housing, while allowing existing residents to stay in their neighborhood and enjoy an improved quality of life.

The Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) grant supports the development of a neighborhood transformation plan focusing on resources to address:

  • Housing: Develop a comprehensive revitalization plan that creates mixed-income housing at Lincoln Heights & Richardson dwellings, provides an improved quality of life for the existing residents, and allows them to stay in the neighborhood.

  • People: Create a plan to improve the outcomes of households living in Richardson Dwellings and Lincoln Heights related to employment and income, health, and education.

  • Neighborhoods: Identify the initiatives/projects that residents want to see in the neighborhood in order to stay in Deanwood and thrive.

The resulting plan will guide the revitalization of the public housing units in Richardson Dwellings & Lincoln Heights while also improving the surrounding neighborhood and improving outcomes for all families. This plan builds on prior work in the neighborhood and will be centered around the resident's needs.

Greater Deanwood
Your Voice, Your Choice

Presentation to the Community
November 9, 2023