Category: Affordable Housing

CM Bonds Calls Wardman Hotel Conversion to Affordable housing a “Dream Type Project”

CM Bonds Calls Wardman Hotel Conversion to Affordable housing a “Dream Type Project” Councilmember Anita Bonds on the Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU) ‘Politics Hour’ today, called the Wardman Hotel project a “dream type” project and promised to look into it “seriously.” Since the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel declared bankruptcy earlier this year, neighbors and residents around the […]

CMs Gray, McDuffie Show Interest in Affordable Housing at Wardman Park Hotel

Media release May 24, 2021 Contact Nick DelleDonne Delledonne.n@comcast.net @delledonnen 703-929-6656   CMs Gray, McDuffie Show Interest in Affordable Housing  at Wardman Park Hotel    The idea of turning the bankrupt Wardman Park Hotel into affordable housing has begun to surface in the DC Council.  Most recently, Councilmember Vincent Gray (Ward 7) said he “would […]

MidCity’s Private Police Force Calls MPD to Arrest Brookland Manor Children, Seniors for Community Film Screening

Press Alert MidCity’s Private Police Force Calls MPD to Arrest Brookland Manor Children, Seniors for Community Film Screening   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2021   Contacts: Ms. Minnie Elliott, BMBVRA President, bmbvassociation@gmail.com, (202) 299-6647 Beth Wagner, Organizer, brooklandmanorcoalition@gmail.com, (301) 800-1497   The Brookland Manor/Brentwood Village Residents Association (BMBVRA), representing the largest remaining affordable housing […]

‘Still Homeless’ – DECAA testifies on end of COVID Services

Media Alert May 21, 2021 Contact Nick DelleDonne 703-929-6656   ‘Still Homeless’ – DECAA testifies on end of COVID Services “Homeless people housed in hotels are still homeless,” says Dan Casey, until recently homeless and a member of Dupont East Civic Action Association (DECAA). He will testify Friday, May 21, at the DC Council hearing […]

Social Housing Enters Pages of Comp Plan – DECAA Zoom – May 17, 7 pm

Media release May 17, 2021 Contact Nick DelleDonne 703-929-6656   Social Housing Enters Pages of Comp Plan DECAA Zoom – May 17, 7 pm   The District's affordable housing crisis has spurred renewed interest in social housing as an alternative to Mayor Bowser's #Build,Build,Build policy, which, it seems, will never provide housing for those who need it […]

Alert:: Wardman to Affordable Housing: Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Wardman Hotel Strategy Team   For release: May 5, 2021 Contact: Gail Sonnemann, 202-286-0845, gsonnemann@gmail.com   A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity Converting the Wardman to Affordable Housing The recent bankruptcy of the former Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on Connecticut Avenue, NW, in upper northwest, DC, has stimulated much discussion about converting the 1,100-room facility into affordable housing. […]

Alert: Racist DC Comp Plan: DISPLACEMENT EMERGENCY Sat Apr 23 1pm to 3pm

———- Forwarded message ———From: <dc@grassrootsplanning.us>Date: Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 6:30 PMSubject: Alert: Racist DC Comp Plan: DISPLACEMENT EMERGENCY Sat Apr 23 1pm to 3pm [please share] [please excuse any double-posts]   Dear Good DC residents!   WE WERE RIGHT — The Mayor's proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan ARE RACIST!    Attached find the […]