The District invested millions of affordable-housing dollars into a plan to renovate three rotting buildings in Southeast Washington, but the project died before a shovel ever hit dirt.
Construction was underway last summer at this apartment complex on 29th Street SE, after the work had been delayed for two years. The original developer, East of the River Community Development Corp., went bankrupt after struggling with financing and renovation costs. The project received $7.5 million in city and HUD money. Tracy A. Woodward/THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo