Two three-bedroom, three-bathroom historic houses in D.C.’s Anacostia list for under $300,000

To address affordability challenges for District residents, the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently moved and rehabilitated two historic Anacostia houses from the Maple View Flats development on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, which includes more than 100 affordable apartments. Both single-family houses will be available to families who meet the affordable housing program requirements and enter a lottery by Nov. 16.

To enter, families must certify that they meet the income and household size limits for each house and submit an expression of interest and a preapproval letter from a lender at After Nov. 16, five to seven households will be chosen by a lottery and can tour the homes and submit their documents and certification of their eligibility in order of their rank in the lottery.

The buyers will have 60 days to close after they submit their documents. The extra households will

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