Solar Works DC program creates jobs and can reduce expenses for low-income households
Solar Works D.C., through the DDOE, employs low-income residents in a solar installation and job training program. Panels are installed across the District, and low-income residents can request installations for free.
Barry Farm residents fear displacement as housing authority reconfigures plans for decade-old redevelopment
A handful of residents of Barry Farm, a public housing complex in Anacostia, breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year when plans to demolish and redevelop the neighborhood were sent back for revision.
Traveling exhibit visualizes redlining and systemic inequality
“Undesign the Redline” is an interactive look at how the effects of discriminatory selling practices present in the 1930s housing market still affect low-income neighborhoods today. The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) featured the exhibit as the centerpiece of its annual meeting and housing expo this year and in its downtown D.C. office throughout June.
DC Council examines city’s bathroom shortage
The D.C. Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment held a public hearing Jan. 10 to discuss Bill 22-0223, the Public Restroom Facilities Installation and Promotion Act of 2017. The bill seeks to increase access to restrooms in downtown neighborhoods where they are scarce. Community representatives testified to the benefit such an initiative would have for tourists, residents, and the homeless alike.
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