to ensure that there is no net loss of affordable housing units in the neighborhood.
in the community to ensure that current residents will have a priority for new replacement units in an effort to remain in their neighborhood.
to end the concentration of low-income housing and poverty.
which calls for the development of new housing to begin prior to the demolition of existing distressed housing to minimize displacement.
“Residents understand that you cannot go through life by yourself, you have to have belonging and community. Through our work (New Communities), we've brought a sense of belonging and community, and I believe that we've played a role in the community for everyone.”–Patrick Williams, Property Manager, Columbus Property Management
“New Communities helps residents feel like they have some support system to get through difficult times and difficult decisions.”–LaShone Davis, Case Manager, HOU
“New Communities is a great idea that takes families that are entrenched in under-served communities and helps them. It provides a home for families that have been through cycles of poverty, and breaks those cycles.”–Anthony Wash, Founder, A. Wash & Associates
“The best part is to see the graduates walk across the stage, to hear the families scream 'you actually made it' and to see them be so successful.”–Aretha Lyles, Service Provider, Choices program
“In the summer of 2013, Pleasant would get two phone calls. First, a resumé that she gave to her case manager (Homes for Hope) led to a new job. Then, she learned she could move into a newly constructed development as part of the New Communities Initiative. Today, Pleasant takes advantage of Jazzercise classes in the F.H. Faunteroy Community Enrichment Center, located in the mixed-use complex. 'I moved two blocks, but it feels like I’m a thousand miles away,' Pleasant said. ”–Adopted from the January 8th Washington Post article, Kimberly Pleasant, Lincoln Heights resident
“Living at Temple Courts has been a struggle and a success in itself, especially being a single mother of two. We lived there for eight years with broken elevators, dark hallways, drugs, and destruction in and around the dwellings.....I will never forget the help received while looking for my first home. We truly appreciate HOU and commend them highly on their dedication to our family and all of the Temple Courts residents.”–Angela James, former Temple Courts resident
“Bobbi has been an inspiration to her community, her classmates her family and the HOU Case Management Team. She never once allowed her circumstances to determine her destiny. We look forward to more success and continue to encourage her to reach for the stars. ”–Housing Opportunities Unlimited, case management team
- Riverside Center (5200 Foote Street, NE)
- Flyer and agenda forthcoming
LOCATION: 441 4th Street, NW (2nd floor hearing room)
The Zoning Commission will be holding a public hearing on the Planned Unit Development application for Park Morton. The Park Morton/ Bruce Monroe Planned Unit Development applications are available to review by going to this link https://app.dcoz.dc.gov/content/search/Search.aspx and searching for the case numbers: 16-11 and 16-12.
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (“DMPED”), has issued a Request For Proposals (“RFP”) for the 3.5 acre Northwest One site at North Capitol and K Street NW in Ward 6. The RFP is also the product of the “OurRFP” process, a Mayoral initiative that incorporates community engagement early in the RFP process.
The District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), (the “District”) is seeking a contractor with the professional expertise in building community relations, building up, reinforcing, improving and strengthening New Communities Initiative’s (NCI’s) local and national profile and reputation. The goal of NCI is to build sound NCI policies and improve the programs that promote and support NCI’s vulnerable communities’ population.
Responses are due August 31st, 2016.
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