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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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ANC 8A Supports B21-0837

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8A that represents neighborhoods East of the River, including Historic Anacostia, unanimously supported B21-0837, the “Historic Preservation of Derelict District Properties Act of 2016” at its October 4, 2016 meeting. To read ANC 8A’s letter to DC Council’s Committee on Housing and Community Development, click here.

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