Media Advisory: Councilmember Silverman and Campaign Chair Speak About Alarming HUD Report on DCHA

Report reveals deeply concerning failures in oversight, safety, and management. 

OCTOBER 9, 2022 (WASHINGTON) – The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 72-page report on the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA) revealed deeply alarming and severe deficiencies in the D.C. housing agency’s ability to provide safe and affordable housing to our most vulnerable D.C. residents. While the issues raised are not new, current members of the DCHA board and staff have been slow to address concerns. Former members of DCHA have raised concerns and were subsequently removed from the board, creating inadequate oversight. 

At-Large D.C. Councilmember Elissa Silverman (I), who is running for re-election in the November 8, 2022, general election

Campaign Chair Franselene Clarke, former DCHA member who was removed by the Mayor afterraising concerns. 

WHAT: Councilmember Silverman and Campaign Chair Clarke will offer remarks on the HUD report on DCHA prior to canvassing Ward 8 communities, particularly voters in DCHA housing. 

WHEN: Sunday, October 9 at 12:30pm

WHERE: Malcolm X Elementary School, 1500 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC  20032

CONTACT: Michelle Whittaker | | 202-701-8420