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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.
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
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.
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
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).
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)
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement today on the 44th anniversary of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, which was signed into law by Republican President Richard Nixon on December 24, 1973.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will commemorate the 44th anniversary of the enactment of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act on Christmas Eve by hosting a special order hour on the House floor tonight, Thursday, December 21, 2017. Norton will review the implications of the District’s fight for a local government leading up to the passage of the Home Rule Act and leading to D.C.’s 21st century struggle for statehood.
After Congress passed tax reform legislation, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Chief Financial Officer Jeff DeWitt announced that District property owners can pre-pay their property taxes in preparation for the upcoming tax year. The tax reform legislation limits the amount of state and local income and real property taxes that individuals may deduct from their federal income tax, beginning in calendar year 2018. Under the new law, the amount that may be deducted is limited to $10,000 of the combined local income or sales taxes and real property taxes.
Mayor Bowser released the following statement regarding the Council’s passage of the Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017. “Today, the District took another bold step forward to making homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring.
On Thursday, November 30, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), to break ground for The Wren at 965 Florida Avenue, NW. The Wren, which is led by DMPED, is a mixed-use, mixed-income development that will produce more than 430 apartment units, including 132 units of affordable housing, and a new Whole Foods Market grocery store.
Mayor Bowser Launches Campaign to Move 400 Families and Individuals into Permanent Housing During...
Mayor Muriel Bowser and Department of Human Services (DHS) Director Laura Zeilinger announced Home for the Holidays, a citywide campaign to place 400 of the District’s most vulnerable households into permanent housing during the holiday season. The Mayor made the announcement at a lease-agreement signing between landlord and tenant, standing alongside a District resident as she signed the lease for her family’s new home