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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 Muriel Bowser

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.
Mayor Muriel Bowser

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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Mayor Bowser to Break Ground on Capitol Vista, Delivering 3rd Affordable Housing Project in...

On Tuesday, September 25, at 12 pm, Mayor Bowser will break ground on Capitol Vista, a 104-unit affordable housing community in the amenity-rich Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood in Ward 6. This groundbreaking follows recent affordable housing announcements by Mayor Bowser in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood, which include the grand opening of Plaza West, a 223-unit affordable housing community for seniors
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Bowser Administration Kicks Off #RootstoRoofs Housing Week with Tiny Home Unveiling

The Bowser Administration kicked off #RootstoRoofs Housing Week by unveiling two tiny homes in the Deanwood neighborhood of Ward 7. The tiny homes, which are part of a demonstration project, were designed and built in partnership with the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation and students in the Academy of Construction and Design at IDEA Public Charter School in Northeast DC.
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Mayor Bowser Kicks Off #RootstoRoofs Housing Week with Tiny Home Unveiling

On Monday, September 24, at 11 am, Mayor Bowser will kick off #RootstoRoofs Housing Week by unveiling two tiny homes in the Deanwood neighborhood in Ward 7. This demonstration showcases how tiny house living can fit into the District of Columbia residential landscape.
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Mayor Bowser Opens First Grandfamily Affordable Housing Community

Mayor Muriel Bowser today celebrated the opening of Plaza West, a 223-unit affordable housing community for seniors and families in Ward 6. This unique development includes 50 units designed for grandfamilies
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HPTF Financing Will Help Preserve Affordable Housing for Over 80 Residents in Wards 7...

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently closed on two loans totaling more than $3.5 million that will preserve 36 units of affordable housing in Wards 7 and 8 for two tenant associations.
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Mayor Bowser Announces Service Providers for Three Short-Term Family Housing Programs

Mayor Bowser today announced three service providers that the Administration has selected to run the Short-Term Family Housing (STFH) programs in Wards 4, 7, and 8, which are scheduled to open this fall
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HPTF Financing Will Help Preserve Affordable Housing for Over 140 Residents in Wards 4...

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently closed on three loans totaling more than $6.9 million that will preserve 64 units of affordable housing in Wards 4 and 7. In two cases, tenant associations exercised the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) to purchase the properties and financing was provided through the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF).
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Mayor Bowser Announces $1.7 Million Grant for Downtown Day Services Center to Support Individuals...

Mayor Bowser today announced a $1.7 million grant to build a Downtown Day Services Center that will provide critical services to individuals experiencing homelessness. The program will be housed in the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church and managed by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID)
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Mayor Bowser Launches Latest Request for Proposals to Produce and Preserve More Affordable Housing...

Mayor Muriel Bowser today announced that the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is now accepting proposals from housing industry specialists to produce and preserve more affordable housing in the District of Columbia. This coincides with the launch of a new $200,000 grant program for small residential building owners to make key repairs to their properties.
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Mayor Bowser Cuts the Ribbon on Petworth Meditation Garden

Mayor Muriel Bowser today celebrated the opening of the Petworth Meditation Garden. The meditation garden is a modernization of a triangle park at Kansas Avenue and Quincy Street, NW in Ward 4
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Mayor Bowser Cuts the Ribbon on Petworth Meditation Garden

Mayor Muriel Bowser today celebrated the opening of the Petworth Meditation Garden. The meditation garden is a modernization of a triangle park at Kansas Avenue and Quincy Street, NW in Ward 4.
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Mayor Bowser to Conclude June Housing Bloom with Groundbreaking on Affordable Housing in Mt....

On Friday, June 22, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will hold a closing celebration of June Housing Bloom with a groundbreaking on Liberty Place Apartments, a 71-unit affordable housing
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Mayor Bowser Announces $103 Million Investment in Affordable Housing

Mayor Bowser today announced the selection of nine projects that will produce or preserve housing for more than 1,700 residents—including seniors and residents experiencing homelessness—with approximately $103 million in funding from DC Government.
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Mayor Bowser Kicks Off June Housing Bloom by Launching Fund to Help Nonprofits Finance...

Mayor Muriel Bowser today kicked off June Housing Bloom by opening the application period for the Oramenta Newsome Predevelopment Loan, a new $2 million fund to help non-profit developers secure the early capital needed to get affordable housing projects off the ground faster
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Mayor Bowser Announces Sale of All 33 Vacant Properties at Vacant to Vibrant DC...

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the sale of 33 District-owned vacant properties that will be transformed into affordable workforce housing. The properties were sold in an auction as part of Vacant to Vibrant DC – a program announced December 2017 to turn the balance of inventory in the Property Acquisition and Disposition Division (PADD) of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) into vibrant and productive solutions.
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Mayor Bowser Appoints Ana Lopez Van Balen as the District’s First Affordable Housing Preservation...

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the appointment of Ana Lopez Van Balen as the first Affordable Housing Preservation Officer for the District of Columbia. The Mayor’s Housing Preservation Strike Force recommended the creation of this position, located within the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), to lead efforts to preserve the District’s existing affordable housing stock.

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CBRE’s Philip D. Voorhees and NRP-West Team Complete Sale of Triangle...

CBRE Executive Vice President Philip D. Voorhees announced today that the National Retail Partners-West (NRP-West) completed the sale of Triangle Center in Longview, Washington, a community center, 98 percent leased to high performing, national and regional credit tenants including Winco Foods (not a part), Ross Dress for Less, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michaels, Petco, Rite Aid, Ace Hardware, Ulta Beauty, Big 5, Office Depot along with Five Guys, Great Clips, GameStop and others.

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Realtors® Applaud Senate Passage of 2018 WRDA Bill

National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, issued the following statement after the Senate today voted to pass S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.