As part of the New Communities Initiative, 440 low-income families living in the Lincoln Heights housing project in Washington’s Deanwood neighborhood were supposed to have moved into new replacement housing in the area by now. But so far, only 32 families have been placed.
Sept. 17, 2013 The Rev. Stephen E. Young Sr. sits by the doors to his church, the House of Praise for All People, in Washington. City officials began negotiating with the church to purchase the parking lot, which can be seen through the windows, in order to build at least 200 units of housing, 30,000 square feet of retail space, 58,000 square feet of office space and a community medical clinic as part of the New Communities Initiative. Those plans have since stalled. Michel du Cille/The Washington Post Buy Photo