Posts by thelenfanttrust

8/2/19 Historic Anacostia Houses Update

Work is underway! Thomas Archer Contracting has begun the work at 1326 Valley Place, SE and 1518 W Street, SE, and is poised to commence at 1648 U Street, SE once a series of zoning issues have been resolved. We anticipate completing the projects early in 2020, barring major road bumps. The re-zoning and pre-construction…

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1772 Foundation Grant Awarded!

The L’Enfant Trust just received a $65,000 grant from The 1772 Foundation to rebuild the foundation at 1518 W Street, SE! We could not be more grateful for this grant or for their continued support and partnership. On initial survey, 1518 W Street, SE seemed to be the best of the four city-owned properties that…

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We’re Hiring!

Historic Preservation Specialist  SUPERVISOR: President STATUS: Full-time; Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm. SALARY: Salaried POSITION SUMMARY Manage the conservation easement program of The L’Enfant Trust. The Historic Preservation Specialist is responsible for administrating the Trust’s 1,144 conservation easements and assisting with other Trust activities.  Provide support for the Trust’s Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (HPRP), which…

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5/30/18: Sales Guidelines for Four Historic Anacostia Properties

To comply with our Disposition Agreement with DC Department of Housing and Community Development, The L’Enfant Trust will use the following guidelines for the sale of the properties: The properties will be listed on the market as traditional sales with Affordability Requirements to ensure that income and Maximum Sales Price caps limit purchasers to those…

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The L’Enfant Trust Acquires Four Historic Anacostia Properties

Press Release March 14, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The L’Enfant Trust (the Trust) announced today it acquired four properties in Historic Anacostia from the Washington, D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development on March 9, 2018. This is in accordance with legislation that the Council of the District of Columbia passed in December 2017 authorizing…

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2/7/18: Historic Anacostia Houses Update

The L’Enfant Trust is working with DC Department of Housing and Community Development on the disposition agreement for four houses in Historic Anacostia that the DC Council voted to transfer to the Trust for rehabilitation. Progress will be updated here until the projects are completed. See past articles here for further information.

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Lauren Oswalt McHale Named President and CEO of The L’Enfant Trust

Press Release June 22, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC – The Board of Trustees of The L’Enfant Trust is very pleased to announce the promotion of Lauren Oswalt McHale to President and CEO, effective July 1. In her new role, she will lead organizational development, fundraising initiatives, and work to identify additional opportunities to enrich the region…

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The L’Enfant Trust Awarded Grant Funds from the 1772 Foundation

Press Release March 7, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC — The L’Enfant Trust was awarded a $75,000 grant from The 1772 Foundation to support its Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (HPR Program). This generous grant will be awarded once DC’s “Historic Preservation of Derelict District Properties Act of 2016” subject properties located in the Anacostia Historic District are…

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WJLA ABC7 The L’Enfant Trust Ready to Renovate

    The L’Enfant Trust’s Executive Director, Lauren McHale describes the current status of four vacant, derelict historic homes in Ward 8’s Anacostia Historic District long held by DC Department of Housing and Community Development. Click on the image to watch coverage.

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