Help

How do I find a project by name?
Click the menu icon at the upper left hand side of the Catalog page to expand filtering options. Click the “General” section header. Enter the name of the project you’re interested in under “Project Name.” Click “Show Results.” The projects will appear on the map in the center of the page. The map is the default view, but you can also view a Table of the filtered properties by choosing the Table tab in the upper right hand side of the map.

To start a new search, choose “Reset Filters” at the bottom of the left hand panel.

How can I find properties by ward, advisory neighborhood commission, neighborhood cluster, or other areas?
Click the menu icon at the upper left hand side of the Catalog page to expand filtering options. Click the “Location” section header. The Catalog allows you to filter by any of the following geographies: ward, Advisory Neighborhood Commission, Police Service Area, neighborhood cluster, and Census tract. Click the drop-down menu for the geography you’re interested in and choose the one in which you’d like to see properties.

To choose multiple geographies, simply choose your first filter and then repeat the steps above to choose another filter in the “Location” section. Both filters will apply to the data. Click “Show Results.” The projects will appear in the map panel. The map is the default view, but you can also view a Table of the filtered properties by choosing the Table tab in the upper right hand side of the map. To remove a geographic filter, click the X button on the geography for which you would no longer like to see data.

To start a new search, choose “Reset Filters” at the bottom of the left hand panel.

How can I look for properties near an address?
Choose “Go to Address” in the upper right corner of the map panel. Enter the address you are interested in searching for. By entering an address, you can either see properties at that address, or properties nearby.

How do I find assisted properties that are expiring soon?
Click the menu icon at the upper left hand side of the Catalog page to expand filtering options. Click the “General” section header. Click the drop down menu under “Category.” Choose “2 – Expiring Subsidy.” Click “Show Results.”

How do I find properties with specific subsidy types?
Click the menu icon at the upper left hand side of the Catalog page to expand filtering options. Click the “Subsidy” section header. Click the drop down menu under “Program Name.” Choose the program of interest and click “show results.”

How can I get more details about a property?
After searching for a property or finding the property on the map, click on the property pin. Click “More Details.” A new window will open with information about active and inactive subsidies, and real property events. To download the detailed information, click “Download Full Report as PDF.” These details can also be accessed through the Table view by clicking “Details” next to a property’s name.

How do I contribute my information?
General users can send information about assisted properties to dcpres@urban.org. Only registered Preservation Network members can add comments directly to project information in the Catalog.

Which properties have Low-Income Housing Tax Credit funding?
Click the menu icon at the upper left hand side of the Catalog page to expand filtering options. Click the “Subsidy” section header. Click the drop down menu under “Program Name.” Choose “Low income housing tax credit” and click “show results.”

I’m a member of the DC Preservation Network. How do I add a comment about a property?
After searching for a property or finding the property on the map, click on the property pin. Click “More Details.” A new window will open with information about active and inactive subsidies, and real property events. In the right side of the window, you’ll see a comment box. Choose the access level for your comment by clicking the drop down menu under “Access Level.” Choosing “Public” will allow all visitors to the Catalog page to see your comment. Choosing “Network” will only allow registered Preservation Network members to see your comment. Choosing “Same Organization” will only allow people from your organization to see your comment. You may upload an image of the property to demonstrate conditions or location. Enter your comments about the property’s subsidy, management, status, or progress in the comment box. Click “Submit Comment.”

Others?
For any further questions, email dcpres@urban.org.