The official who has spearheaded Mayor Muriel Bowser’s affordable housing strategy since she took office in 2015 is retiring.
Polly Donaldson, the director of D.C.’s Department of Housing and Community Development, will retire at the end of this month, she announced Friday.
Donaldson, who retires as the longest-serving director of DHCD, managed the District’s Housing Production Trust Fund, its main vehicle for financing affordable housing. The District has used the fund to invest $600M in affordable housing projects since 2015, DHCD said.
The District has financed 14,250 units of new affordable housing construction and has preserved more than 1,500 units since 2015, DHCD said. It has another 12,300 new affordable units in the pipeline.