Latest InstallmentPART 7 | H. R. Crawford has drawn millions in public dollars for his housing projects, which have been plagued by delays even while hundreds of tenants were forced out.
ABOUT THIS SERIES
Beginning in March 2008, the Post has detailed how D.C. landlords emptied rental apartments, often by refusing to correct dangerous conditions, to convert to condominiums. The city failed to enforce housing codes and rubber-stamped the conversions. | Read More
Previous InstallmentsThe Profit in Decay PART 1 | Under a law intended to protect rent-controlled buildings, landlords use a loophole to make millions.
In Heated Dispute, a Fire Is Set PART 2 | An unsolved fire at a property where tenants were asked to leave prompts questions.
A Failure in Enforcement PART 3 | The city's housing agency routinely overlooked dangerous conditions despite complaints.
Code Violations Plague Owner PART 4 | The owner of several properties in budding neighborhoods face bitter disputes and code violations.
Fund Gives Tenants Little Relief PART 5 | A multi-million dollar fund to repair buildings has been tapped to pay for expansive repairs at single-family homes.
Little to Show for the Price PART 6 | Poor oversight and mismanagement bedevil the city's crucial repair fund.
Response & Updates
GALLERYA Broken Promise H.R. Crawford's projects have been marred by delays and controversy.
GALLERYA Crumbling Home Inside a Southeast D.C. apartment complex.
AUDIO SLIDESHOWWrong Side of Renewal As landlords move to convert hundreds of buildings to condominiums, tenants say they have been pushed out.
VIDEOThe Vernon Street Fire One woman still suffers an injury after a mysterious fire broke out at her building.
PRINT | Reporters: Debbie Cenziper, Sarah Cohen; Graphics: Laura Stanton; Photos: Michael Williamson
WEB | Producer: Liz Heron, Katharine Jarmul; Design: Sarah Sampsel, Nelson Hsu; Multimedia: Whitney Shefte