Category: Affordable Housing

Immediate Release: Residents Say Friendship Heights’ Contract ‘lllegitimate’

For Immediate Release Tuesday, March 30, 2021Contact: Gail Sonnemann, (202) 286-0845, gsonnemann@gmail.com Cheh, Trueblood Asked to Halt Development Study Residents Say Friendship Heights’ Contract ‘lllegitimate’ The Ward 3 Housing Justice Working Group (W3HJWG), a new organization working for affordable housing in Ward 3, urges Council Member Mary Cheh and Director Andrew Trueblood of the DC […]

Press Release: Data Show Washington, DC Shifts Toward Jim Crow Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington, DC Shifts Toward Jim Crow Economy Census-Tract Analysis Show Major Declines In Black Median Household Income info@southwestvoicedc.com | swvoicedc.com   One-third of neighborhoods in Washington, DC saw a decline in Black median household income. Based on US Census tract four-year averages between 2010-2014 and 2015-2019, 48 out of 143 Census tracts […]

PRESS RELEASE: SW DC Jemal Project Fails Affordable Housing Test

For Immediate Release Monday, March 15, 2021 Contact: Southwest DC Action swdcaction@gmail.com (202) 964-0620‬  Jemal Project Fails Affordable Housing Test; ANC in Apparent Conflict Asks Zoning Vote Delay This Thursday, March 18, the DC Zoning Commission will vote on a proposed development project by Douglas Development (Zoning Commission Case #20-34) in Southwest DC to turn […]

Opinion: D.C.’s build-build-build mind-set results in more gentrification

Opinion: D.C.’s build-build-build mind-set results in more gentrification Opinion by Christopher Williams, Renee Bowser and Paul Johnson March 12, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EST Christopher Williams is a member of Southwest Voice and the Friends of Buzzard Point Steering Committee. Renee Bowser is 4D02 advisory neighborhood commissioner. Paul Johnson is 4C07 advisory neighborhood commissioner. They are members […]

Press Release: CM Allen Urged to Reject Comp Plan Changes

Southwest DC Action For release: Thursday, March 11, 2021 Contact/s: swdcaction@gmail.com (202) 964-0620‬ CM Allen Urged to Reject Comp Plan Changes SW Joins Call for Equity, Against Black Displacement  Southwest, DC is joining the citywide call against the Office of Planning’s (OP) proposed changes to the District’s Comprehensive Plan and urging Ward 6 Councilmember Charles […]

Opinion: There can be no racial equity in D.C. when Black and Brown families are being displaced

The Washingtonj Post/Opinion by Minnie Elliott Opinion | D.C. is funding displacement at Brookland Manor. It can’t stand. – The Washington Post  March 5, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EST Minnie Elliott is president of the Brookland Manor/Brentwood Village Residents Association. I am an 83-year-old great-great-grandmother and president of the Brookland Manor/Brentwood Village Residents Association. As a […]

CENSUS-BLOCK ANALYSIS OF RACIAL DEMOGRAPHICS FOR HOFFMAN AND ASSOCIATES DEVELOPMENTS FROM 2000-2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CENSUS-BLOCK ANALYSIS OF RACIAL DEMOGRAPHICS FOR HOFFMAN AND ASSOCIATES DEVELOPMENTS FROM 2000-2016 Contact: info@southwestvoicedc.comView full report: swvoicedc.com WASHINGTON, DC (March 7, 2021) Southwest Voice conducted a Census block analysis of demographic changes for 34 Hoffman and Associates developments between 2000-2016. We relied on their website for address data and year of opening. […]

Press Release: MORE THAN 115 PEOPLE REGISTER AND ATTEND PROTEST OF WARD 5 COUNCILMEMBER KENYAN MCDUFFIE

115 People Protest Kenyan McDuffie

MORE THAN 115 PEOPLE REGISTER AND ATTEND “VIRTUAL” PROTEST OF WARD 5 COUNCILMEMBER KENYAN MCDUFFIEFOR RELEASE: March 3, 2021 Contacts: Beth Wagner, Organizer, ward5criesout@gmail.com, (301) 800-1497; Ms. Minnie Elliott, BMBVRA President, bmbvassociation@gmail.com, (202) 299-6647 Washington, DC — In what may be a first in DC, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie was the object of a […]

Press Alert: CM McDuffie Subject of Virtual Protest on Tuesday

Ward 5 Cries Out: No Action is No Equity!

CM McDuffie Subject of Virtual Protest on Tuesday   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2021 Washington, DC — Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie is the target of an upcoming virtual protest by several Ward 5 groups who are harmed by his refusal to act for his constituents, even declining numerous requests to meet.   What: Virtual protest of […]