Department of Housing and Community Development - Definition
The mission of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is to create and preserve opportunities for affordable housing and economic development and to revitalize under-served communities in the District of Columbia. DHCD focuses on three strategic objectives: 1) preserving and increasing the supply of quality affordable housing; 2) increasing home-ownership opportunities; and 3) revitalizing neighborhoods, promoting community development, and providing economic opportunities.
All applicants for a Basic Business License for a residential housing endorsement must register each rental unit with the Department of Housing and Community Development, Rental Accommodations Division (RAD), (202) 442-9505, at 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20020 as required by the Rental Housing Act of 1985. The fee per unit registered with RAD is $43.00.