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)
- Bruce Monroe Elementary @ Park View (3560 Warder St, NW)
- Meeting Flyer
On January 28th, 2016, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the DC Housing Authority, and the master development team for Park Morton presented the master plan update to the community and engaged in dialogue around the plan. A copy of the presentation can be found here:
In response to questions from the community at several recent meetings, the New Communities team has put together the following FAQ document:
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