Mayor Bowser to Highlight Administration’s Housing and Jobs Initiatives at the More for Housing Now! Rally

(WASHINGTON, DC) – (RealEstateRama) — Tomorrow at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will highlight her Administration’s unprecedented investments in DC Government programs that promote pathways to the middle class for all DC residents by producing and preserving affordable homes, implementing new strategies to end chronic homelessness, and connecting more residents to job and employment training resources.

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Since taking office in January 2015, Mayor Bowser has made an unprecedented $100 million annual investment into the Housing Production Trust Fund; decreased the unemployment rate in all eight wards; helped more than 2,500 families avoid DC homeless services system; and connected more than 1,800 veterans to permanent housing. Due to the launch of Homeward DC, investments has increased by 60 percent in permanent housing programs such as Rapid Rehousing, Targeted Affordable Housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing.

WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Polly Donaldson, Director, DC Department of Housing and Community Development
Adrianne Todd, Director, DC Housing Authority

WHEN:
Saturday, March 18, at 11am
Mayor Bowser will deliver remarks at 11:30 am

WHERE:
Foundry United Methodist Church
1500 16th Street, NW
*Closest Metro: Dupont Circle Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to ">. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live.

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John A. Wilson Building
Phone: (202) 727-2643
TTY: 711

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Mayor Muriel Bowser

Muriel Bowser serves as Washington, DC’s seventh elected Mayor. Sworn in on January 2, 2015, she pledged to bring a fresh start to the District of Columbia, create pathways to the middle class for residents, and foster a culture of inclusion, transparency and action.

Mayor Bowser expanded opportunity across all 8 Wards of DC by strengthening job training programs, and by attracting and retaining jobs in the District. As of the first quarter of 2016, there are burgeoning projects across the city that will eventually deliver 32,000 new jobs. Washington, DC is the economic engine of the metropolitan region, and has one of the strongest local economies in the country.

Contact:

Phone: (202) 727-2643

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