Presentation Outline
• Initiative Overview
• Ivy City-Trinidad Investment Area Boundaries
• Initiative Goals and Objectives
• Expected Outcomes
• Initiative Activities
• Community Engagement Goals
• Opportunities for Resident Involvement
• Contact Information
Initiative Overview
The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the
National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) are building on ongoing initiatives
to develop a comprehensive strategy to address housing challenges in the Ivy City and
Trinidad neighborhoods.
Looking beyond developing affordable places to live, the community engagement
process will examine how DHCD’s housing investment can be leveraged to:
• Create jobs and a workforce suited to a green economy;
• Support small business development and growth; and
• Build livable and sustainable communities.
Ivy City/Trinidad Investment Area Boundaries
Investment area composed of the following census tracts: 79.01, 79.03, 85, 88.02, 88.03, 88.04, 89.03, and 89.04
Ivy City/Trinidad Investment Area Boundaries
One of DHCD’s primary goals in choosing a target neighborhood was to build on other
initiatives to maximize the impact of available funds. On-going and past efforts in the
Ivy City/Trinidad area include:
The Ivy City Special Demonstration Project
Jimmy Carter Day/Habitat Week (October 2010)
Ivy City Day – Spring 2010
Crummell School
Highway Plan Removal
HUD criteria also contributed to shaping the exact boundaries. These criteria focused
on foreclosure and vacancy rates but also looked at other housing market, credit, and
employment needs.
Expected DHCD Investment Outcomes
The HUD NSP2 grant will allow DHCD to make the following investments across the three
target neighborhoods:
• Acquire approximately 25 abandoned or foreclosed properties and resell them to
low- and moderate-income families
• Provide loans for the rehabilitation of approximately 40 multifamily or single family
housing units to be rented or sold to low- and moderate-income families
• Provide home purchase assistance to approximately 45 low- and moderate-income
families to help them purchase homes within the NSP2 communities
Initiative Goals and Objectives
Facilitate comprehensive, meaningful community engagement through resident surveys,
workforce skills assessments and a series of public meetings to identify housing and economic
development priorities and inform investments under NSP2 and future federal grants
Direct DHCD investment to housing projects with the greatest potential to contribute to
neighborhood stabilization in accordance with the community’s input and vision for the future.
Ensure that community assets are leveraged to their maximum potential, principally for the
benefit of existing residents.
Identify opportunities for neighborhood greening, including cost-saving green infrastructure and
residential building enhancements, green workforce training programs and support for local green
business development.
Ensure community residents benefit from DHCD investments through the creation of more
effective local hiring programs and the identification of needed housing, retail, banking, workforce
development and other social services that may be addressed through NSP2.
Expected NCRC Planning Outcomes
NCRC will build upon and enhance the City’s direct housing investment with a comprehensive housing
and economic development approach that is community-led and market-driven and aims to anchor
existing residents to their communities, empowering residents to expand their economic
opportunities, and enabling them to participate more fully in the process of neighborhood renewal.
With this approach, NCRC will inform DHCD’s investment through:
Strategies to optimize homeownership opportunities and maintain housing affordability for
existing residents
An analysis of the existing commercial market and recommendations for future business
development, including the identification of alternative business ownership models that benefit
local residents
The identification of job creation opportunities and an assessment of resident employment skills
and existing job training programs
The consolidation of existing neighborhood plans and development proposals
The incorporation of resident-identified opportunities and challenges into a shared community
Planned Initiative Activities
Community Engagement Campaign – hold a series of public meetings, community
leadership meetings and focus groups
Data Collection - collect and map detailed data on current housing conditions, including
foreclosure information
Access to Financial Services - assess financial institutions accessible to area residents
and determine lending patterns through HMDA data analysis
Housing Marketing Analysis – assess the housing market; conduct analysis of potential
acquisition sites; identify alternative homeownership strategies
Commercial Market Analysis - conduct a commercial market study that includes an
analysis of key sites and a survey of retail needs; identify alternative forms of business
financing, including cooperative ownership
Survey of Community Residents - cultivate rich, first-hand perspectives from
neighborhood residents describing the socio-economic and overall environmental
challenges they face
Planned Initiative Activities (Continued)
Neighborhood Conditions Survey - map neighborhood conditions, including
community assets, tree coverage, land use, ownership, and vacancies
Environmental Assessment - identify environmental hazards on potential acquisition
properties and opportunities for greening within the neighborhood
Reimaged Photographs - produce a series of reimaged photographs to be used in
marketing materials to help visualize neighborhood potential
Job Creation Analysis - assess existing skills of neighborhood residents to determine
training needs
Community Marketing and Branding - create and execute a targeted marketing
campaign to attract potential homeowners and developers
Project-wide Community Outreach and Marketing – provide media outreach, create a
website and produce community meeting videos
Community Engagement Goals
Through public meetings, focus groups and direct surveys, DHCD and NCRC are seeking
robust community input related to the activities outlined above. Our goals throughout this
process include:
Facilitate the development of a long-term comprehensive vision for Ivy
City/Trinidad with input from community residents and stakeholders
Provide residents and stakeholders with the data and resources they need to inform
a strategy to achieve the community’s comprehensive vision
Incorporate the community’s vision and strategy into recommendations to inform
DHCD’s housing investment through the NSP2 program
Opportunities for Resident Involvement
ANC 5B Community Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting
Sat., Feb. 26th from 10:00 AM to Noon at the Joseph Cole Rec. Center
Workforce Development Needs Focus Group
Wednesday, March 9 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Gallaudet University
Housing Impediments and Opportunities Focus Group
Wednesday, March 16 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Gallaudet University
Social Conditions and Neighborhood Services Focus Group
Wednesday, March 23 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Gallaudet University
Commercial and Business Development Focus Group
Wednesday, March 30 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Gallaudet University
Perspectives on Redevelopment Focus Group
Wednesday, April 6 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Gallaudet University
Contact Information
National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)
727 15th Street, NW, Suite 900 - Washington, DC 20005
Michelle Mulcahy, Special Projects Coordinator (202) 383-7705
James Simmons, Planning Analyst (202) 464-2735
E-mail: [email protected]
DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE - Washington, DC 20020
Martine Combal, Manager, PADD (202) 442-7285
Alan Bray, Special Assistant, Office of the Director (202) 442-7273

Ivy City/Trinidad Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative