Mission First Housing Group

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Plaza West

4th and K Streets NW, Washington, DC

Number of Units


Year Developed


Development Costs

$90 million


New construction of an affordable development for individuals, families and “Grandfamilies” –  seniors raising their grandchildren


Mission First developed the Plaza West project at the northeast corner of 4th and K Streets NW in partnership with Golden Rule Plaza Inc. (GRP), a nonprofit subsidiary of Bible Way Church, and the Henson Development Company.

The development consists of two components:

  1. 50 two and three bedroom units for grandparents raising grandchildren, serving families making 30% – 60% of area median income.
  2. 173 units for individuals and families making less than 60% of area median income, with eleven units set aside as permanent supportive housing for Department of Behavioral Health consumers.

Plaza West was financed with tax exempt bonds issued by DC Housing Finance Agency and 4% low income housing tax credits.  Citibank purchased the tax exempt bonds and provided construction and permanent financing. Capital One was the investor on the tax credits that were syndicated through Enterprise.  The DC Department of Housing and Community Development and the DC Department of Behavioral Health provided gap financing for the project.


NOW LEASING: Click here for details on living at Plaza West.

Additional funding opportunity

The Grandfamilies component will feature a specially tailored support services program — the Plaza West Community Life Program – targeting both senior and youth residents through a program rich with activities, on-site resources and services, and connections to services in the nearby community. The combination of on-site programs and referrals for community-based services will address a wide array of residents’ needs, including those related to job training and employment, parenting, academic support, food assistance, furniture, clothing, recreation, physical and mental wellness, and legal aid. While residents will be able to choose their level of participation in community life activities, the staff will actively reach out to engage residents.


Click here to learn about funding opportunities for Plaza West.