FORT CHAPLIN PARK APARTMENTS
549 Affordable Homes
2019 Charles L. Edison Tax Credit Excellence Award Winner in the Preservation Category
Fort Chaplin Park Apartments, acquired and rehabilitated by Standard Communities and syndicated by Alliant Capital, provides 549 units of affordable rental housing in Washington, District of Columbia. Standard Communities was chosen as the partner for the project after residents exercised the city’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act. Residents were engaged to inform the scope of work, deal structure, and design of the community programming and resident services, as well as the new 5,000 square foot Community Center, which is the home base for innovative services and programs that target all age groups and skill sets, from after school care and summer camp programming to health and wellness screenings to adult education classes and job training. The rehabilitation was completed without displacing residents from the property, minimizing the disruption to their lives, and increased the percentage of the units that were previously affordable from 70 percent to 100 percent of units, ensuring affordability for at least the next 30 years.