Last week, Mayor Vince Gray stopped by the Montana Terrace housing development to celebrate a milestone in a project that he tweeted was “helping to bridge the digital divide.” The nonprofit One Economy Corporation had recently finished wiring eight D.C. low-income housing developments—totaling 1,435 units—with high-speed Internet connections, using the Internet service provider Clear. According [...]
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A year ago, we checked in with Marbury Plaza, the gigantic set of residential towers on Good Hope Road SE that were supposed to improve dramatically after a years-long rent strike over poor housing conditions, which led to a new management company under a settlement brokered by the District's attorney general. Things were getting better, [...]
Bread for the City's expanded Northwest center and medical clinic on 7th Street in Shaw formally cut the ribbon today–with the usual dignitaries in attendance–and the place was so full I could barely fit in the door. For more info, check out the ample press coverage.
The neighborhood services non-profit just big-time branded its new headquarters in Shaw. Don't ask me, ask them.
Photo from flickr user Bread for the City.
Objection!: Landlord attorney Hessler says speedy creation of a new court is not practical.
Every weekday morning at 9 a.m., D.C. landlord and tenant court begins with a mind-numbing exercise: roll call. The clerk stands up front and reads the names.
Some landlords grasp little satchels and clunky brief cases and nervously respond when called; lost-looking tenants [...]