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Mayor Bowser to Open First Grandfamily Affordable Housing Community

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Plaza West Includes 223 Affordable Housing Units, 50 “Grandfamily” Units for Intergenerational Families

(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will celebrate the grand opening of Plaza West, a 223-unit affordable housing community for seniors and families in Ward 6. This unique development includes 50 units designed for grandparents raising grandchildren, otherwise known as “grandfamilies.” This project is the first of its kind in the District of Columbia.

Located at 1035 4th Street, NW and 307 K Street, NW in Ward 6, the new 12-story development is located in the growing and transit-centric Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. The community will have on-site social services for grandfamilies and over 9,500 square feet of outdoor recreational space. The grandfamily units will be made available to those making 30-40 percent of the Median Family Income (MFI), while 173 units will serve individuals and families making 50-60 percent of MFI. Eleven units will be set aside for Department of Behavioral Health clients.

Since coming into office, the Bowser Administration has sparked the creation or preservation of more than 11,000 affordable units, with more than 5,200 under construction. In the Fiscal Year 2019 budget, the Mayor invested more than $1 billion toward making Washington, DC more affordable for residents in all eight wards.


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Sarosh Olpadwala, Director of Real Estate, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Yvonne L. Williams, Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees, Bible Way Church of Washington, DC


Thursday, September 13, at 11 am


Plaza West Apartments
1035 4th Street, NW
*Closest Metro: Mt. Vernon Sq/Convention Center Metro Station *

Press interested in attending the event is asked to RSVP to [email protected] To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).