Archive for November, 2012

A Father’s Story

November 27, 2012 • No Comments »

A lot of people came out to testify at the Task Force East of the River hearing, but there was one gentleman who truly stood out. Below you will find the manuscript of his testimony: Good afternoon, my name is Robert Morina. I live at the DC General Shelter with my two sons–13 and 4 […]

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The Housing For All Campaign is coming to Ward 5 on December 5!

November 16, 2012 • No Comments »

Join the Housing For All Campaign, Open Arms Housing, Manna Inc, and others from across Ward 5 for a town hall meeting focusing on the housing needs and opportunities in Ward 5 and across the District. Ward 5 needs affordable housing that encourages first-time home ownership, allows tenants to purchase their buildings, and supports District residents […]

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Housing Task Force moves towards goal setting

November 15, 2012 • No Comments »

As the Comprehensive housing Strategy Task Force moves towards a conclusion, Task Force members and the public are beginning to focus on measurable solutions to affordable housing need. Task Force members met Wednesday morning and laid out a timeline for having recommendations ready for Mayor Gray by mid-January. This includes a meeting discuss the Vision […]

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Last Chance to Speak Out at the Housing Task Force November 14!

November 7, 2012 • No Comments »

The Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force has announced details for their second public hearing. This is a chance for you to tell decision-makers your vision for affordable housing. You can come out to testify or just to show your support for affordable housing. The hearing will be held: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:00 – 7:00 PM* THEARC Theater […]

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Amid change, affordable housing revitalizes parts of Ward 5

November 6, 2012 • No Comments »

As development along Rhode Island Avenue and New York Avenue take shape over the next few years, much of DC’s Ward 5 will see major changes. But can these changes draw new residents without displacing existing ones? A key element will be to preserve and expand the availability of affordable housing. In recent weeks there […]

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