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Top Ten Affordable Apartments in DC

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10 Affordable Apartments in DC

It’s not easy to find affordable housing in Washington, DC.  There are so many options to choose from between tax credit, workforce housing, rent control, affordable dwelling units (ADU), inclusionary zoning units (IZU), etc.  You can learn more about Washington, D.C. affordable housing options and qualification requirements here.  If you qualify, we found ten affordable apartments in DC that you can call your home.  We included the what type of affordable housing is offered at the community as well as the communities’ current Google rating.  Happy Hunting!

Park Vista

3432 13th Street SE
Washington, DC 20032

Rating: 5.0
“Always A+ communication”

Park Vista is a tax credit community. The completely renovated apartments homes, nestled in Congress Heights offer you the amenities you want at prices you can afford. With newly renovated kitchens, washer/dryers in each home, and open floor plans, enjoy the comfort and convenience of these new homes on a quiet, tree-lined street.

Archer Park

1200 Mississippi Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20020

Rating: 4.4
“Beautiful property and the leasing folks are great as well”

Archer Park Apartments offer brand new one and two-bedroom tax credit apartment homes. Each home was designed with you in mind; Energy Star Stainless Steel appliance package, laminate flooring throughout, stackable washer and dryer in each home. The community has a fitness facility, a business center, and concierge.

The Drake Apartments

1355 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Rating: 4.3
“The building management was extremely responsive to any requests.”

There are a limited number of IZ {inclusionary zoning units} available at The Drake.  Currently, a one-bedroom apartment is available for those applicants that make 60% of the AMI {area median income.} The Drake offers efficiently designed luxury apartments in Dupont Circle at a comfortable price. Comprised of studios, junior one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, The Drake offers many designer finishes and fabulous common area amenities.

Sheridan Station

2516 Sheridan Road SE
Washington, DC 20020

Rating: 4.2
“Very nice. 5 min walk to metro, gym onsite, and 24-hour concierge.”

Steps away from all of the possibilities of Washington, D.C., in addition to public transportation, Sheridan Station Apartments, the premier apartment community in D.C., boasts a central location in the heart of the city. With Sheridan Station Apartments, there is no need to venture anywhere else to experience maintenance-free apartment living at its finest. Sheridan Station offers tax credit housing as well as some other affordable housing options.  Contact the leasing office for qualification details.

Fairway Park

2100 Maryland Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Rating: 4.1
“The staff and management are great”

Fairway Park, located in the Langston neighborhood {just off of the H Street cooridor} is one of the few tax credit communities you will find near H Street. These completely renovated DC apartments offer community space, energy efficient appliances, and a new washer and dryer in every home. You’ll be just feet from the Langston golf course, Langston Bar & Grill, Argonaut, Safeway, and H Street Playhouse. So much convenience, so much charm, so many reasons to call Fairway Park home!

Grove at Parkside

600 Kenilworth Terrace SE
Washington, DC 20019

Rating: 3.8
“Great place to live and be a part of this wonderful community”

The Grove at Parkside offers studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments for rent in NE Washington, DC, near Prince George’s County. The highlight of our spacious floor plans is the modern gourmet kitchen. Fully equipped with GE energy-efficient appliances, gorgeous granite countertops, and custom espresso cabinetry, this is the kitchen of your dreams

Shipley Park

2532 Southern Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20020

Rating: 3.6
“It’s very good considering the price and location”

Shipley Park has worked to bring function and design to your apartment’s kitchen and bathroom. This tax credit community’s range of practical features designed to make your everyday experience even more delightful. Experience the new hardwood floors, oak kitchen cabinets and a breakfast bar in your one or two bedroom apartment. Enjoy easy access to shopping, the Town Hall Art, and Recreation Campus (THEARC), a neighborhood splash park and the Suitland Parkway.

2M Street

2M Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Rating: 3.4
 “It’s a very unique apartment very clean well kept”

2M Street is a mixed-income building comprised of 314 apartment homes.   2M has studios, one, and two-bedroom apartments the majority of which are priced at market-rate rent.  However, the building, like many new construction apartment communities in DC, does have some units that are set aside as affordable dwellings.  This means that 34 units are offered at a reduced rent for those making 60% of the area median income (roughly $46,000).  As you can imagine, these apartments don’t become available very often. If you aren’t in an extreme rush, it’s definitely worth getting on the waitlist!

Capitol Park Plaza

201 Eye Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

Rating: 3.1
“Great location and great price”

Whether you’re in the market for a bright and airy studio or an expansive two-story penthouse, Capitol Park Plaza & Twins has the perfect home for you. Every apartment in this rent control apartment community is outfitted with beautifully finished hardwood floors and features extra-large closets for ample storage. You will also appreciate the ample storage, warm-toned cabinetry and spacious kitchen in your new home, perfect for entertaining or cooking for a night in. Cool off in the summer with a visit to our beautiful pool and then relax on the over-sized sundeck. For those that prefer a sweat session to pool time, we also offer you access to our 24-hour fitness center.

301 M Street

301 M Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

Rating: Brand New-No Ratings Yet
Available IZ apartment: 1BR/1BA $1419 | Must pass credit and income screenings

301M offers a variety of apartments, ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. Soaked in light from floor-to-ceiling windows, the interiors offer finish options in either dark or light palettes. These apartment homes also feature sleek refrigerators, glass-inset stovetops, unique woven backsplashes, glass-enclosed showers, and walk-in closets in select layouts.


Legacy West End Apartments

1255 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Rating: Brand New-No Ratings Yet
Available IZ apartment: 1BR/1BA $1651 | Must pass credit and income screenings

Legacy West End offers stunning finishes and a variety of high-end amenities to make every day feel like a luxury.  The apartments’ location gives you access to Rock Creek Park, West End Cinema, Soul Cycle, etc.  The interior finishes are sleek with glass backsplashes, and two different finish packages for cabinets and countertops.


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Not one to settle for status quo, Holli has spent her 20 year career shaking up the multifamily industry. From creating unheard of building amenities to designing lounge-like leasing centers, to major Pinterest fails in the kitchen, she is ever experimenting. It’s no surprise that she created a new way to match apartment renters with their perfect home. Holli is a featured speaker and session facilitator at regional and national industry conferences. When she’s not brainstorming the next marketing campaign, you can find Holli testing the limits of bottomless brunch or climbing the Peloton Leaderboard!

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