This Friday Tell D.C. Government: No Slums, More Housing!

This Friday, March 3, D.C. Council will be having an oversight hearing on housing and tenant related issues. Tenants from around the District will be coming to raise their voices against slum conditions and for more, quality, affordable housing. We need you to come to the hearing too!

Our work at Congress Heights has lifted the lid off of slum conditions in the District and how the government works to facilitate both slums and redevelopment projects that result in mass displacement. Over the past few weeks, both Washington City Paper and the Washington Post have run articles detailing this process, with a spotlight on the slumlord at the Congress Heights properties: Sanford Capital. City Paper even discovered that Sanford has given an illegal campaign donation to Muriel Bowser.

As our work and these articles detail, the need for change is urgent. The District refuses to take significant action. The District of Columbia is about to spend $200 million on sports stadiums for ultra-profitable teams. They have given away billions of dollars over the past decade to developers causing displacement and skyrocketing income inequality. Yet when it comes to making sure the resources are there for everyone to have decent housing, regardless of income, District government leaders do nothing but point the finger at someone else.

Friday, tenants from Congress Heights and around the District will be there to testify on this unacceptable state of affairs. We need as many people as possible to join them to show the D.C. government that they must take action now!

March 03, 2017 at 11am - 2pm
John A. Wilson Building Room 500
1350 NW Pennsylvania Ave
Washington , DC 20004
United States
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Who's RSVPing

Claudia Barragan
Laura Elsey
Parisa Norouzi
William Merrifield Jr
Beverly Harp
Ana Rondon
Laura Winter
Caroline Hennessy
Claudia Zapata
Heather Wade
Sandra L Morgan
David Schwartzman
Hannah Pincus
Vanessa Jackson
Pete Perry

Will you come?

  • Claudia Barragan
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  • Laura Elsey
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  • Parisa Norouzi
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  • William Merrifield Jr
    rsvped 2017-02-28 00:11:58 -0500
  • Beverly Harp
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  • Ana Rondon
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  • Laura Winter
    rsvped 2017-02-28 00:11:54 -0500
  • Caroline Hennessy
    rsvped 2017-02-28 00:11:52 -0500
  • Claudia Zapata
    rsvped 2017-02-28 00:11:51 -0500
  • Heather Wade
    rsvped 2017-02-28 00:11:46 -0500
  • Sandra L Morgan
    rsvped 2017-02-28 00:11:44 -0500
  • David Schwartzman
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  • Hannah Pincus
    rsvped 2017-02-27 18:46:33 -0500
  • Vanessa Jackson
    rsvped +1 2017-02-27 14:35:47 -0500
  • Pete Perry
    rsvped 2017-02-27 14:26:11 -0500

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