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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 Launches the READY Center, Connecting Returning Citizens To Housing, Employment, and Other...

During Fair Shot February, the Bowser Administration launched the READY (Resources to Empower and Develop You) Center. The READY Center is a one-stop shop where formerly incarcerated District residents
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Mayor Bowser Announces Next Steps in the Transformation of St. Elizabeths East, Bringing Jobs,...

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) announced that Redbrick LMD will develop Parcel 15 into a vibrant town square destination
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Mayor Bowser Delivers More than 7,200 Affordable Housing Units in First Term

At Ribbon Cutting for 100 Percent Affordable Housing Community on H Street, Mayor Bowser Stresses the Importance of Using Every Tool Available, Including Planned Unit Developments
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Mayor Bowser to Receive the Official 2018 Stanley Cup Championship Ring and Host District...

On Monday, February 4, at 5 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will receive the official 2018 Stanley Cup Championship Ring. This ceremony will take place as part of the 2019 Wilson Building Open House, where Mayor Bowser
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Mayor Bowser to Unveil Historic Achievement of Four Years of Unprecedented Affordable Housing Investments...

On Tuesday, February 5, at 3 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will unveil the unprecedented number of affordable housing units produced and preserved during her first four years in office.
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Mayor Bowser Convenes Top 100 Local Employers to Discuss Strategies for Protecting and Building...

Mayor Muriel Bowser joined Washington, DC’s top 100 employers to discuss strategies for protecting and building the District’s economy as well as ensuring employers are hiring District
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Mayor Bowser and DC Housing Finance Agency Announce New Mortgage Assistance Program for Furloughed...

As the partial federal government shutdown extends into its second month, Mayor Bowser and the DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) have announced a new program to provide mortgage
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Mayor Bowser Announces First Investment from Preservation Fund to Keep Housing Affordable for Over...

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the first major investment in preserving affordable housing for District residents from her newly-created, public-private Preservation Fund. LISC-DC, one of two District-approved managers of disbursements, will draw $11 million from the $40 million fund to assist with acquisition and predevelopment financing, preserving over 80 units of affordable housing in amenity-rich neighborhoods in Wards 1 and 4
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Mayor Bowser Celebrates a Family of Eight Securing Long-Term Housing in “A Home for...

On Wednesday, December 19, at 12 pm, Mayor Bowser will stand with a family of eight as they sign their lease to secure long-term housing in time for the holidays. This signing marks the mid-way point in the Mayor’s annual “A Home for the Holidays” campaign, which focuses attention on placing hundreds
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Mayor Bowser Delivers More Senior Affordable Housing and Retail to Southwest at Kickoff of...

Mayor Bowser kicked off the second phase of construction at 555 E Street, SW, delivering additional senior affordable housing, a hotel, and retail space near the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood in Ward 6. In 2015, the Mayor cut the ribbon on the first phase of the project just one block away at 400 E Street, SW, another mixed-used development that included Engine Company 13 and the Hyatt Place hotel
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Mayor Bowser to Deliver More Senior Affordable Housing and Retail to Southwest at Kickoff...

On Monday, December 17, at 12:00 p.m., Mayor Bowser will kick off the second phase of construction at 555 E Street, SW, delivering additional senior affordable housing, a hotel, and innovative retail space to the Southwest neighborhood
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Mayor Bowser Breaks Ground on 202 Affordable Housing Units at St. Elizabeths East

Mayor Muriel Bowser broke ground on the Residences at St. Elizabeths East, a 252-unit apartment community with 202 affordable housing units on the historic St. Elizabeths East Campus, delivering on her commitment to provide high-quality affordable housing to the Congress Heights neighborhood in Ward 8
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Mayor Bowser to Break Ground on 202 Affordable Housing Units at St. Elizabeths

On Tuesday, November 27, at 2:30 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner will break ground on the Residences at St. Elizabeths East, a 252-unit apartment community with 202 affordable housing units, on the historic St. Elizabeths East Campus, delivering on her commitment to provide high-quality, affordable housing to the Congress Heights neighborhood in Ward 8.
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Mayor Bowser Increases District’s Authority to Purchase and Preserve Affordable Housing

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced new regulations that will provide the Executive Office with authority, under the District Opportunity to Purchase Act (DOPA), to preserve more affordable housing for Washingtonians. The new regulations were developed at the recommendation of the DC Housing Preservation Strike Force, a committee created by Mayor Bowser in 2015 and charged with developing an action plan to preserve the District’s existing affordable housing.
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Mayors, Councilmembers & Local Leaders Form National Task Force to Address Housing Crisis Facing...

The National League of Cities (NLC) announced the creation of a national task force to address how communities can better respond to the growing challenge of housing availability, affordability, investment, and quality. The National League of Cities Task Force on Housing is being created under the leadership of NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana, and will be chaired by Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.
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Mayor Bowser to Cut the Ribbon on Latest Short-Term Family Housing Program, The Triumph...

On Tuesday, November 13, at 4 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will cut the ribbon on The Triumph, a short-term family housing program in Ward 8, marking another step forward in delivering on her promise to replace DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across all eight wards. On October 30, 2018, DC General was closed once and for all
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Mayor Bowser Cuts the Ribbon on the Latest Short-Term Family Housing Program, The Horizon...

Mayor Bowser cut the ribbon on The Horizon, the short-term family housing program in Ward 7, marking another step forward in delivering on her promise to close and replace DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across all eight wards.
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Mayor Bowser to Cut the Ribbon on Latest Short-Term Family Housing Program, The Horizon...

On Tuesday, October 9, at 5 pm, Mayor Bowser will cut the ribbon on The Horizon, a short-term family housing program in Ward 7, marking another step forward in delivering on her promise to close and replace DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across all eight wards.
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Mayor Bowser Announces Record $167.6 Million Investment in Affordable Housing, Breaks Ground on Delta...

Mayor Bowser celebrated a record annual investment in affordable housing—in fiscal year 2018, the Bowser Administration was able to commit $167.6 million from the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) to projects that will create or preserve affordable housing for Washingtonians.
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Mayor Bowser Cuts the Ribbon on the Ward 4 Short-Term Family Housing Program, Marking...

Mayor Bowser cut the ribbon on The Kennedy, the short-term family housing program in Ward 4, marking another step forward in delivering on her promise to close and replace DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across all eight wards. The Kennedy is the first of three short-term family housing programs opening this fall.

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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.

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USDA and HHS Partner to Create Recovery Housing in Rural Communities

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary