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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 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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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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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

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Charleston South Carolina expected to outpace national real estate market averages...

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