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Will Merrifield
ANDREW GIAMBRONE  FEB 12, 2018 12 PM  1331-1333 Alabama Ave. SE (file)DARROW MONTGOMERY First they chanted in the cold. Then they marched in 100-degree weather. And now they’ve done both in the rain. On Saturday, several tenants of three properties located around the Congress Heights Metro station commuted to Cleveland Park, where they joined dozens of activists...
by REGINALD BLACK For the past three years, low-income residents have seen new development project after new development project going up in their neighborhoods, claiming to change their communities for the better. However, on Sept. 6, residents of the Congress Heights and Brookland Manor neighborhoods held a press conference to ask Mayor Bowser and the D.C....
October 19, 2017 | Jason Fernandes For the past four years, tenants in the five-building complex above the Congress Heights metro station have dealt with horrific conditions: cockroaches, rats, bedbugs, persistent flooding, roofs caving in. One resident told The Washington Post that “feces backed into her bathtub more than a dozen times – including once while bathing her 1-year-old.” Ruth Barnwell, a 73-year-old resident and...
ANDREW GIAMBRONE  SEP 14, 2017 6 AM DARROW MONTGOMERY A long-empty building in Ward 8 has become the linchpin in a redevelopment duel between D.C.’s most infamous landlord and its tenants, who are pushing to turn the building and their decrepit apartments into an affordable complex around the Congress Heights Metro stop.  What happens to...
By Pete Rodrigue (Contributor) May 1, 2017  Brookland Manor Image by the author. This post is part of an ongoing series about Brookland Manor, a controversial development project just east of the Rhode Island Metro station that epitomizes the complex dynamics around building housing— especially affordable housing— in DC. Read the introduction to this series here. Here is the first post,...
By Paul Duggan August 29, 2016 Lorretta Holloman, the breadwinner of her household, is “really, really happy” in her four-bedroom apartment. The place is spacious enough for her family of six, its location in Northeast Washington suits their daily routines, and at $1,675 a month, the rent is affordable (if just barely) on her moderate income....
By Abigail Hauslohner, February 6, 2016 Rodent and bedbug infestations. Raw sewage in the basement. Ovens used for warmth in lieu of heat. It is all part of the “outrageous” saga of a “slumlord” in one of the District’s poorest neighborhoods, lawyers and tenants testified before the D.C. Council on Thursday night. But more troubling, council...
By Abigail Hauslohner andJonathan O’Connell October 14, 2015 D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser made the pledge on the campaign trail, in her inauguration speech and during her State of the District address in March: She would make sure that every Washingtonian can live in a safe and affordable home. On a corner of Alabama Avenue and 13th Street SE,...
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