Transfer 3200 13th St. Now!

We recently learned that the District government has acquired the property at 3200 13th Street SE, which sits on the Congress Heights redevelopment site, where tenants have fought for three years against slumlords at Sanford Capital. Recent developments regarding the 3200 building at Congress Heights are indicative of the shocking decisions and deals the District makes with wealthy developers, with no regard to taxpayers or to working class residents of color in Washington, D.C. 

The D.C. government plans to put 3200 up for public auction. This means that, already, the former owners of that property have walked off with nearly 1 million dollars after defaulting on their obligations to provide affordable housing at that site. What’s more, DHCD actually paid the owners another $175,000 for the property. It also means, if they go through with selling the property it will be possible for slumlords and slum developers working with Sanford Capital to gain control, which would reward them for their unconscionable behavior and facilitate the displacement of the tenants at Congress Heights. 

In order to facilitate the tenants’ successful purchase of their existing buildings through the TOPA process, the Tenants at Congress Heights are demanding that 3200 13th Street SE be transferred by the District to their chosen non-profit housing development partner. 

We need you to sign this petition to show that residents of the District of Columbia don't want to see slumlords rewarded but do want to see justice at Congress Heights. 

Who's signing

Martha Davis
Carol Spring
Irma Salley
John Hanrahan
Kate Gratz
Claire M. Cohen
Alexander Banks
Carl Redwood
Eleanor Sarkodie
Julia Hubbell
Adam Graubart
Dina Pinsky
Olivia Haller
Anne-Myriam Adrien
Ernest Johnson
Lauren Peressini
Leon Spinner
hayden higgins
Jenna Umbriac
Emily Kamin
Jessica Brown
Andrea Zimmermann
Miriam Savad
mary mccall
Karina Rosenbaum
Jim Loveland
142 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Martha Davis
    signed 2017-09-07 11:42:34 -0400
    Martha Davis
  • Carol Spring
    signed 2017-09-07 08:55:21 -0400
    Carol Spring
  • Irma Salley
    signed 2017-09-07 08:10:38 -0400
  • John Hanrahan
    signed 2017-09-07 01:24:31 -0400
  • Kate Gratz
    signed 2017-09-07 00:04:49 -0400
  • Claire M. Cohen
    signed via 2017-09-06 22:52:28 -0400
  • Alex Banks
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-06 17:16:18 -0400
    Sign the petition: Transfer 3200 13th St. Now!
  • Alexander Banks
    signed 2017-09-06 17:15:54 -0400
  • Carl Redwood
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-06 16:51:14 -0400
    Sign the petition: Transfer 3200 13th St. Now!
  • Carl Redwood
    signed 2017-09-06 16:50:47 -0400
  • Eleanor Sarkodie
    signed 2017-09-06 16:13:52 -0400
  • Julia Hubbell
    signed 2017-09-06 16:01:21 -0400
    signed 2017-09-06 15:12:34 -0400
    I am a local attorney who understands international law. The right to shelter and food are two of those rights. The gentrification taking place in DC serves in denying that right. I am an also an ordained Minister who believes in equal rights for all Peoples. Please stop and respect the residents of 3200 13th Street.
  • Adam Graubart
    signed 2017-09-06 14:59:43 -0400
  • Dina Pinsky
    signed 2017-09-06 13:02:26 -0400
  • Olivia Haller
    signed 2017-09-06 12:21:46 -0400
  • Linda
    signed 2017-09-06 11:45:39 -0400
  • Anne-Myriam Adrien
    signed via 2017-09-06 11:21:28 -0400
  • Ernest Johnson
    signed 2017-09-06 11:09:56 -0400
    Mayor Bowser is not willing to fight for DC residents and the city’s tax resources. She is not strong enough to stand up to wealthy developers and large campaign contributors, Remember

    the Exlon/Pepco merger? Rate hikes are being held up until after the election. Now is the time to show Bowser the door.
  • Lauren Peressini
    signed 2017-09-06 11:08:07 -0400
  • Leon Spinner
    signed 2017-09-06 10:59:59 -0400
  • hayden higgins
    signed 2017-09-06 10:47:47 -0400
    Hayden Higgins
  • Jenna Umbriac
    signed 2017-09-06 10:42:34 -0400
  • Emily Kamin
    signed 2017-09-06 10:35:19 -0400
    During a housing crisis, why is Mayor Bowser blatantly refusing to build 200 new units of affordable housing? She can do so by turning over 3200 to Congress Heights residents. During her campaign, she built a platform on addressing the city’s affordable housing crisis. Now is the time for her to follow through on her promises and we will be holding her accountable. Our mayor should favor her residents over slumlord, Sanford Capital. People over profits for the 1%. We are watching!
  • Jessica Brown
    signed 2017-09-06 10:30:21 -0400
    I’m a DC resident and I demand MayorBowser turn over 3200 13th St SE to CongressHeights residents!
  • Andrea Zimmermann
    signed 2017-09-06 10:29:27 -0400
  • Miriam Savad
    signed 2017-09-06 10:24:55 -0400
    Miriam Savad
  • mary mccall
    signed 2017-08-30 21:27:56 -0400
  • Karina Rosenbaum
    signed 2017-08-28 23:22:30 -0400
  • Jim Loveland
    signed 2017-08-21 12:34:36 -0400

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