Family. Fun. Community.
Greenleaf Gardens is a housing community located in SW Washington, DC. The property is managed by the DC Housing Authority and with resident council leadership governed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to serve Section 9, more commonly known as public housing. It has been designated an Opportunity Zone by HUD. The property is in the process of undergoing redevelopment. The redevelopment will impact the future of housing for current low-income residents. The Greenleaf Gardens CDC, in partnership with the resident council is preparing residents for self-sufficiency through education, career training, community engagement and family development.
The Greenleaf Gardens housing community is not to be confused with surrounding housing developments or the nearby recreation center situated in the Southwest quadrant of Washington, DC.
The property is comprised of 135 family units that with at least 2.5 children. This means that for every household, there are more people to serve than the number of homes on the property. Within each household there are varying demographics, including infants, children, youth, young adults, middle age adults and seniors. The community is diverse with African-Americans, Caucasian-Americans and Latino-American families all with varying degrees of social and economic opportunities for growth.
For further information, or to partner with us, please contact Ms. Walker, President of the Greenleaf Gardens Resident Executive Board.
Our Leadership Team
Dena Walker serves the Greenleaf Gardens commuity with a personal commitment to enhance the lives of residents. She is an advocate for fairness throughout property redevelopment and the personal advancement of all residents. She strongly believes everyone needs help from time to time and aims to deliver support with dignity. Ms. Walker is an avid gardener and loves to share flowers throughout the community.
We believe all women, men, children, and youth can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
The mission of the Greenleaf Gardens Resident Council and its Executive Board is to enhance the quality of life for the residents of the Greenleaf Gardens community. We plan, promote and implement programs or activities that provide educational, employment, social service and self-sufficiency opportunities for the residents of the community.
All residents who desire self sufficiency and appropriate housing after redevelopment receive the necessary tools to achieve them with dignity.