Notice of Interest (NOI) Users

In order to balance the homeless assistance needs of the community with the economic redevelopment needs of the community, the Walter Reed LRA solicited Notices of Interest (NOI) from State and Local Homeless Assistance Providers (HAP) and Public Benefit Conveyance (PBC) organizations.

Throughout the course of the planning process, the LRA received and evaluated 23 requests for buildings during 2010 and 7 requests during 2011 for the new surplus areas, for a total of 30 appli­cations (available here). After thorough review, seven (7) applicants were recommended by the LRA Committee to be included in the Walter Reed Reuse Plan. The details of the selection process and the recom­mended applicants are described in the LRA’s Homeless Assistance Submission narrative (available here) that was submitted to, and approved by, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The following is the final list of recommended Homeless Assistance Providers and Public Benefit Conveyance applicants recommended by the LRA Committee for the Reuse Plan.

Homeless Assistance Providers (HAP):

  • So Others Might Eat (SOME): up to 40 units of Permanent Supportive Housing for families
  • H.E.L.P Development Corporation (HELP USA):  Up to 75 units of Permanent Supportive Housing for families and veterans
  • Transitional Housing Corporation: 6,000 square feet of program office space.

Public Benefit Conveyances (PBC):

  • Washington Yu Ying:  Charter School – 100,000 square feet
  • Latin American Montessori Bilingual:  Charter School – 35,000 square feet
  • Howard University:  Ambulatory I Specialty Care – 115,000 square feet
  • DC Fire and Emergency Services (DC-FEMS):  Relocation of Engine 22 and Community Services – 25,000 square feet

The following criteria were used for the selection process:

  • Organizational Profile and Capacity
  • Previous Experience, Comprehensive Plan
  • Program Need/Community Benefit
  • Financial Plan, Personal Property
  • Consistent with Prior Planning, Compatibility

The Legally Binding Agreements (LBA) and Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) for the recommended NOI users (other than DC-FEMS) can be found here.