Inquiries about District Government Underutilized and Vacant Properties
The District’s Department of General Services (DGS) maintains a list of vacant and underutilized properties some of which were transferred from the D.C. Public Schools System (DCPS). DGS conducts an assessment to determine whether the properties have a government need or may be made available to the public through an Request for Offers (RFO) process. Please note that pursuant to the Landrieu Act, charter schools have the right of first refusal for vacant public school properties. Nonprofits may compete for those proprieties not acquired by a charter school via the RFP process based on the required development and maintenance capital needs, proposed usage of the space, and how it benefits the broader community. For more details about the RFO process and availability of underutilized and vacant properties, please visit DGS’ website www.dgs.dc.gov.