17 Mississippi Apartments

Affordable Housing in Washington, DC

Completed in mid-2023, 17 Mississippi Apartments provides 41 units of newly constructed affordable housing in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Southeast Washington, DC. This new six-story building—four wood-framed stories on top of a two-story concrete podium has been built into a gently sloping hillside on the south side of Mississippi Avenue and provides 10 on-site parking spaces. The units are a mix of studios, one bedrooms, and three bedroom apartments.

Total Cost


NHPF is collaborating on the development of 17 Mississippi Avenue with Donahue Peebles and the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The $22.9 million project utilizes equity primarily from the sale of low income housing tax credits and funding from the District of Columbia Housing Production Trust Fund.

Permanent Financing
Secured financing and funding for this project included:

$4,332,000Citi Community Capital Permanent Loan
$8,699,866DC Housing Production Trust Fund Debt
$8,822,9804% LIHTC Equity from WNC & Associates
$610,735Deferred Developer Fee
$413,569DC HPTF Accrued Interest

Construction Period Financing

$10,300,000Citi Community Capital Construction Loan