The neighborhood began to transform from a suburban to an urban area in the twentieth century, and soon to follow was the construction of larger apartment buildings. Columbia Heights was adjacent to Shaw and U Street, thriving black communities, and became home for many African. In 1968, riots happened, and residents moved out, stores remained vacant for decades, and Columbia Heights once again was changing.
In 1999, redevelopment started, and in 2016, the Wall Street Journal recognized that this once booming community was back and a thriving D.C. neighborhood. Despite the rebuilding happening in Columbia Heights, there are small parts of this Community plaqued with theft, robberies, gun violence, gangs, and drugs. Although there is a great deal of new development in Columbia Heights and residents generally feel safe, there are still ongoing issues with crime and the quality of life for the individuals and families living in Columbia Heights Village Apartments.
Our Goal is to improve the quality of life and resident satisfaction of all who live in Columbia Heights Village (located in Washington, DC), and to increase resident participation in self-help initiatives that enable families to create a positive and safe living environment. The association also assists in general management, maintenance, security, resident training, employment, social services, and modernization priorities for the residents of Columbia Heights Village.