Affordable and Workforce Housing

The Wharf was envisioned as a vibrant place all people can enjoy—and with more than 30 percent affordable and workforce apartments, it is also a place that a wide variety of people are able to call their home.

Phase 2 makes an additional 115 affordable and workforce apartments available to future tenants.

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Rents for affordable and workforce apartments are based on the median family income (MFI) and break allotments down to 30%, 60%, 100%, and 120% of MFI, which means that The Wharf is able to offer a home to DC residents with annual incomes of $29,800 for a family of three.

Tenants for the Phase 2 affordable and workforce apartments will be selected through a lottery administered by the DC Department of Housing—similar to the one in Phase 1, where we had more than 4,000 applicants.

Phase 2 Housing Opportunities

Parcel 8

  • 255 total apartments (market rate and affordable/workforce apartments)
  • Approximately 115 affordable and workforce apartments
  • Floor plans range from studios to two-bedroom apartments with den

Parcel 9

  • Approximately 96 condominiums
  • Floor plans will range from one-bedroom to four-bedroom residences

The Wharf currently offers 649 apartments for rent at The Channel and Incanto, including 200 affordable and workforce apartments. In addition, The Wharf ‘s Phase 1 featured the condominiums at VIO and 525 Water, which contribute to the growing tax base and revenues that benefit the District of Columbia and its residents as a whole. 525 Water featured five homes at 50% MFI and six homes at 80% MFI, and purchasers were selected through the DHCD lottery process.