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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 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

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

Bowser Administration Announces Major Enhancements to DC’s First-Time Homebuyer Programs

The Bowser Administration announced major enhancements to the District’s homebuyer programs, including increased financial assistance and longer loan payback periods, giving District residents who are first-time homebuyers more purchasing power and a greater pathway to homeownership.

Mayor Bowser to Announce Enhancements to DC’s First-Time Homebuyer Programs

On Monday, Mayor Muriel Bowser will announce enhancements to the District’s first-time homebuyer programs that will give more residents a fair shot at a pathway to the middle class by expanding opportunities for home ownership in Washington, DC. The changes will increase the budget for DC’s homebuyer programs; increase the Housing Purchase Assistance Program’s (HPAP) maximum loan amount

Mayor Bowser to Break Ground On Affordable Housing in Ward 7

On Tuesday, Mayor Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner will break ground on Deanwood Hills, a 150-unit affordable housing development located at 5201 Hayes Street, NE in Ward 7. This project is part of the New Communities Initiative (NCI), a District effort to revitalize some of DC’s most underserved neighborhoods. The groundbreaking represents the first activity on an NCI development in nearly four years.

Mayor Muriel Bowser Announces Progress in Ending Homelessness Among Veterans

Mayor Muriel Bowser along with Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Brenda Donald, Department of Human Services (DHS) Director Laura Zeilinger and the DC Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) Director Kristy Greenwalt announced the progress that the District has made on the path to ending homelessness among veterans. Since August 2013, the District has housed nearly 1,800 veterans experiencing homelessness with 764 veterans housed in 2015

Mayor Bowser Releases DC Housing Preservation Strike Force Report

Mayor Muriel Bowser released a final report from the DC Housing Preservation Strike Force detailing a proactive, multi-pronged strategy for the District to use in preserving its existing supply of affordable housing. The Mayor also announced the selection of 13 projects that will produce or preserve more than 1,200 affordable housing units across Washington, DC as part of DC’s Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF

Mayor Bowser to Hold Press Conference on DC Statehood and Preservation of Affordable Housing

On Wednesday, Mayor Bowser will hold a press conference to give an update on DC statehood. The Mayor will also release the final report from the DC Housing Preservation Strike Force, an 18-member panel charged with recommending an action plan to preserve the District’s existing supply of affordable housing.

Mayor Bowser and OP3 Host DC Builds! Infrastructure Symposium

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OP3) hosted DC Builds!, a half-day forum that brought together public officials, potential partners, policy experts, and residents to discuss the state of the District’s infrastructure.

Mayor Bowser Celebrates Dedication of Affordable Housing Project Honoring Civil Rights Leader

Mayor Muriel Bowser joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing Phillips, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, and Todd Lee, Director of the DC Housing Finance Agency, to celebrate the dedication of the Channing E. Phillips Homes, a new affordable housing project financed with $18 million in District funding.

Mayor Bowser and OP3 to Host DC Builds! Infrastructure Symposium

On Friday, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OP3) will host DC Builds!, a half-day forum that will bring together public officials, potential partners, policy experts, and residents to discuss the state of DC’s infrastructure and the innovative tools the District is using to more effectively build and maintain that infrastructure

Business Real Estate Press Releases


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.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases


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

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) recently identified 10 markets expected to outperform over the next three to five years. In alphabetical order, the markets are