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Mayor Muriel Bowser

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.

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Mayor Bowser Highlights the Devastating Impact of the Tax Reform Bill on Affordable Housing

Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated the grand opening of Archer Park, a 190-unit affordable housing development located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Ward 8. The opening of this marquee affordable housing project comes just days after Mayor Bowser hosted a press conference with regional leaders to discuss concerns around the federal tax reform bills. Currently, the House tax reform bill, H.R.1,
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Mayor Bowser Joins DC Water to Kick Off DC Green Infrastructure Project

On Monday, October 23, at 10 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by Administration and local officials to highlight the progress of DC Clean Rivers Project, a DC Water program to prevent stormwater and reduce combined sewage from overflowing into Rock Creek Park and the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. Located at a major green infrastructure site in the Brightwood community in Ward 4, Mayor Bowser will tour the construction of the permeable pavement, disconnected downspouts, and rain gardens for bio-retention
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Washington, DC Wins National Housing Policy Award

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) was selected as the 2017 winner of the prestigious Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The award recognizes exemplary state and local programs that are using innovative strategies to produce, rehabilitate, or preserve workforce and affordable housing.
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HPTF Financing Preserves 360 Affordable Housing Units in Three Wards

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) closed three loan agreements totaling more than $18.9 million that will help preserve 360 affordable housing units in Wards 2, 7 and 8. The funding was made available through the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF).
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Mayor Bowser Launches DC Infrastructure Academy

Mayor Bowser signed a memorandum of intent to formally launch the DC Infrastructure Academy, a partnership between DC Government and utility, union, university, and private sector partners that will create a pipeline to in-demand infrastructure jobs for District residents
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Mayor Bowser Announces New Affordable Housing for Petworth

Mayor Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) announced Victory Housing with Brinshore Development as the developer selected to redevelop the historic Hebrew Home at 1125 Spring Road, NW in Ward 4. The project will produce 187 residential units, with 80 percent of the units created as affordable housing for seniors and families.
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Mayor Bowser Breaks Ground on Short-Term Family Housing

Mayor Bowser broke ground on a short-term family housing building, marking a monumental step forward in the Administration’s effort to close and replace DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across all eight wards. Short-Term Family Housing is a critical piece of the District’s crisis response system and the Administration’s plan to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring. The Mayor was joined at the groundbreaking by Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, city officials, members of the Ward 4 Short-Term Family Housing Advisory Team and community members
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Mayor Bowser to Break Ground, Cut Ribbon On More Than 100 Affordable Housing Units

On Friday, June 23, Mayor Muriel Bowser will break ground on a newly renovated 19-unit affordable housing apartment building at 4000 Kansas Avenue, NW, in Ward 4. The Mayor will also celebrate the renovation of the historic Phyllis Wheatley YWCA in Ward 6, a modernized facility with 84 units of affordable housing for households at or below 30 percent of the area median income (AMI).
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Mayor Bowser to Open New Fire and EMS Station and Affordable Housing Preservation Complex...

On Friday, May 12, at 3 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will celebrate the completion of West End Square 50, a new development that will serve as the home for DC Fire and EMS Engine No. 1
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Mayor Bowser and DC Housing Authority Break Ground on Square 769N

Mayor Bowser and the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) broke ground on Square 769N, a new mixed-use development project that will include 179 mixed-income apartments, including 36 affordable units, 4,000 square-feet of commercial retail space, and various residential common areas. They were joined at the groundbreaking by members of the community, Forest City, and Urban Atlantic
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Mayor Bowser to Cut Ribbon at “Green” Renovated Affordable Housing Preservation Project

On Thursday, April 20, at 2 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will celebrate the completion of renovations at Channel Square Apartments, a 231 unit mixed-income building in Ward 6. Committed to housing preservation for all DC residents, renovations at Channel Square include energy efficient heating and cooling, a computer lab, a community garden, and a playground
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Mayor Bowser to Highlight Administration’s Housing and Jobs Initiatives at the More for Housing...

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
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DHCD Finances 36 Affordable Rental Units in Capitol Riverfront Area

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has closed a loan agreement to produce 36 new affordable rental housing units in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood of Ward 6 through funding from the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) and federal tax credits.

Mayor Bowser to Participate in ‘Point in Time’ Count, Discuss Administration Efforts to End...

On Wednesday, January 25 at 9 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join District Officials as they conduct the city’s “Point in Time” count, an annual census of persons experiencing homelessness. Since taking office, Mayor Bowser has implemented a broad range of initiatives to combat homelessness in the District, including providing District families with year-round access to shelter, increasing the capacity of the homeless system to quickly connect families with housing opportunities, and expanding services for youth experiencing homelessness

Mayor Bowser and Federal Partners Highlights District Progress In Ending Veteran’s Homelessness and the...

Mayor Bowser joined US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, US Secretary of Veteran Affairs Bob McDonald, and a host of public and private sector partners highlighted the District's progress in ending veteran's homelessness and the opening of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence at North Capitol Commons. With support from local and federal partners, this housing program will help to advance the goal of ending homelessness among veterans in the District