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What's Going on at Congress Heights: Community Forum


An action led by Congress Heights tenants at City Hall earlier this month on September 6, was the kick-off of a public campaign to fight for the vacant building at 3200 13th St SE. The demand is for the transfer of the 3200 building to the tenants association at Congress Heights through their chosen nonprofit developer, so that long-time residents can remain in their community, and move forward with a plan to build 200 units of affordable housing over top of the Congress Heights metro. The alternative, so far supported by Mayor Bowser and local government, is the displacement of tenants in favor of a plan led by Slumlord Sanford Capital to build luxury apartments.

Click here to read an article from the Washington City Paper that exposes money interests and connections between Mayor Bowser and predatory developers that are attempting to displace long-time DC residents from their community to make way for luxury apartments. Tenants have been fighting against all odds to exercise their TOPA rights to work with their chosen non-profit developer, NHT. The only thing standing in the way is Mayor Bowser and DHCD, who refuse to turn over the vacant building at 3200 13th St SE.

Learn more at this upcoming community forum co-sponsored with Councilmember Trayon White.

October 11, 2017 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Malcolm X Recreation Center
1351 Alabama Ave SE
Washington, DC 20032
United States
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ONE DC · · 202-232-2915
Marcy Bernbaum Margaret Mabry Robert Green Holly Muhammad Akosua Dosu Yasmina Mrabet Heather Benno Eugene Puryear Renata Aguilera-Titus Kristi Matthews Claire Cook Mel Leiva Sara Swetzoff Chris Otten Caitlin Cocilova Carlos Castillo Will Merrifield Citlalli Velasquez Jose Espada Brian Becker Emmelia Augusta Talarico Vanessa Jackson Charles Turner Adrienne Lynch Deadra Watkins Vines Latisha Daniels Jourgette E Reid-Sillah Lora Morrow Ruth Barnwell Zina Bryant Jocelyn Ishmell Joy Acker Tighe Barry Judy Crawford

Will you come?