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DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH)
200 I Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003, (202) 724-5613

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia.

DC Office of Planning (OP)
1100 4th Street, SW, Suite 650 East, Washington, DC 20024, (202) 442-7600

OP performs planning for neighborhoods, corridors, districts, historic preservation, public facilities, parks and open spaces, and individual sites. In addition, OP engages in urban design, land use, and historic preservation review. OP also conducts historic resources research and community visioning, and manages, analyzes, maps, and disseminates spatial and US Census data.

DC Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OP3)
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 533, Washington, DC 20004, (202) 724-5545

The District of Columbia Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OP3) is charged with building collaborations between the private sector and District government to complete major infrastructure projects and other programs through long-term, performance-based procurements commonly referred to as public-private partnerships, or P3s.

Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
1800 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020, (202) 442-7200  
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 underserved communities in the District of Columbia.

Department of Small and Local Business Development
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 850 North, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 727-3900

The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) supports the development, economic growth, and retention of District-based businesses, and promotes economic development throughout the District's commercial corridors.

Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME)
1899 9th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20018, (202) 727-6608

The mission of the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment is to produce and broadcast programming for the District of Columbia's public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable channels; regulate the District of Columbia's cable television service providers; provide customer service for cable subscribers; and support a sustainable creative economy and labor market the District of Columbia.


Independent Agencies

DC Housing Authority (DCHA)
1133 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 535-1000

The District of Columbia Housing Authority provides quality affordable housing to extremely low- through moderate-income households, fosters sustainable communities, and cultivates opportunities for residents to improve their lives.

DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA)
815 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 777-1600

The HFA was established in 1979 to stimulate and expand homeownership and rental housing opportunities in Washington, D.C. We accomplish our mission by issuing mortgage revenue bonds that lower the homebuyers’ costs of purchasing homes and the developers’ costs of acquiring, constructing and rehabilitating rental housing. We embrace our responsibility with conviction and pledge our best efforts to serve as the city's champion for homeowners and renters and to act as the city’s principal catalyst for neighborhood investment.

Office of Tenant Advocate (OTA)
2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 300 North, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 719-6560

The mission of the Office of the Tenant Advocate (OTA) is to provide technical advice and other legal services to tenants regarding disputes with landlords; to educate and inform the tenant community about tenant rights and rental housing matters; to advocate for the rights and interests of District renters in the legislative, regulatory, and judicial contexts; and to provide financial assistance to displaced tenants for certain emergency housing and tenant relocation expenses.

DC Office of Zoning         DC Office of Zoning (DCOZ)
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 200S, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 727-6311

The mission of the DC Office of Zoning (DCOZ) is to provide administrative, professional, and technical assistance to the Zoning Commission (ZC) and the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) in support of their oversight and adjudication of zoning matters in the District of Columbia.

        Real Property Tax Appeals Commission (RPTAC)
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 360 North, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 727-6860

The mission of the Real Property Tax Appeals Commission (RPTAC) is to conduct fair and impartial real property assessment appeal hearings for the citizens of the District of Columbia. The Commission's objective is to ensure that appellants’ real properties are assessed at 100 percent of market value, based on properties similar in size and utility, so that an equitable tax burden is shared.