BF Temporary Recreation Center (2501 MLK Avenue, SE) The next Barry Farm Steering Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, January 22nd from 1:30pm-3:00pm.
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.
“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)
The monthly New Communities meeting will take place on Monday, January 5th, 2015, and will feature public safety updates, human capital updates, and a presentation from the Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency. Click here for the agenda.
Mayor Gray, in conjunction with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Department of General Services, along with partners and stakeholders, will host a ribbon cutting for community residents at the new Recreation Center in Barry Farm. The event will mark the opening of the aquatics facility, and construction will continue on the rest of the Recreation Center, which is anticipated to be open to the public starting in the spring of 2015.
The District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners selected Park View Community Partners to be the team to lead redevelopment of Park Morton apartments. Park View Community Partners is comprised of The Community Builders, Inc.; Dantes Partners, LLC; Torti Gallas Urban; Harkins Builders, Inc.; and Klein Hornig, LLP. “This redevelopment team was chosen based […]
Human Capital Partner Higher Achievement to receive Validation Grant from U.S. Department of EducationLincoln Heights
Last week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the highest rated applications for the prestigious Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition. Higher Achievement, a New Communities human capital grantee, was among the top applications and will receive a “Validation Grant” of nearly $12 million over five years for expansion within their four affiliates (Baltimore, DC Metro, Pittsburgh, and Richmond). This success is a significant accomplishment for Higher Achievement, and the success is a testament to the quality of the program, the hard work of the staff and board, and most importantly the student scholars who participate in the program. New Communities is a proud supporter of Higher Achievement, which has several programs serving student scholars in the Lincoln Heights and Richardson Dwellings neighborhoods.
“Of course this type of milestone would not have been possible without supporters like ODMPED and the New Communities Initiative. Thanks for helping us further our mission and reach more students than ever before.” –Emerald Stewart, Grants Manager, Higher Achievement.
Receiving the i3 grant is one of the highest honors in the education field. Of note, over 400 organizations applied this year and only three were awarded the Validation level grant.
To get involved, and for more information on Higher Achievements program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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