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The office of Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) invested $138.5 million in affordable housing programs in the 2017 fiscal year. The initiatives, funded by the Housing Production Trust Fund, intends to ensure that the city’s residents experiencing homelessness have safe and affordable places to live in all eight wards.

Mayor’s Office Invests $138.5 Million in Affordable Housing

Washington, D.C.’s Housing Production Trust Fund invested $138.5 million in affordable housing in the 2017 fiscal year, supporting more than 1,900 housing units across the city. This year, initiatives funded by the HPTF include acquiring and remodeling affordable housing units in the District, fueled by a $32 million increase in[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Mayor Muriel Bowser announced her intention to run for re-election in 2018.

Bowser Seeks 2nd Mayoral Term, Promises Social, Economic Growth

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced her intent to run for re-election in 2018, pledging to use the capital’s growth to benefit more District residents, especially as the economic gap between white and minority residents grows. Bowser, who began her term in 2014, announced her decision via her personal[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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This statue of Confederate Gen. Albert Pike in Judiciary Square has been the center of D.C. leaders’ criticism. City officials have called on the National Park Service to remove it.

Council Considers Memorials to Minorities, Women

  A bill proposing the construction of monuments to honor native Washingtonian women and people of color in each of Washington, D.C.’s eight wards will move forward to a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 5, taking the next step toward becoming law. The bill comes after D.C. leaders including Mayor[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Aug. 30, the second annual 202Creates initiative to celebrate arts and cultures in the month of September.

District Launches Annual Creativity Initiatives

Marina Pitofsky is a staff writer for The Hoya. Washington, D.C.’s government will sponsor over 100 art events throughout the city in a monthlong showcase of creativity across the District. Announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Aug. 30, the second annual 202Creates initiative will celebrate arts and cultures in[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Bowser, Council Propose Expanded Sexual Assault Survivor Resources

Bowser, Council Propose Expanded Sexual Assault Survivor Resources

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) plans to expand the pool of confidential advocates for survivors of sexual assault, codify the duties of the District’s Sexual Assault Response Team and clarify the rights of survivors when they access emergency care in legislation proposed April 3. Announced April 13, the legislation[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Mayor’s Budget Requests Increased Social Program Funds

Representing a $600 million increase in city spending from the previous fiscal year, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) 2018 budget proposes a greater allocation of funds to affordable housing, public education and infrastructure repairs. Presenting the budget to the D.C. Council on Tuesday, Bowser said the $13.8 billion plan,[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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In her fourth State of the District Address, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser focused on local autonomy and committment to resisting federal interference in local laws. Bowser also asked President Donald Trump and his administration to focus on improving D.C. infrastructure.

State of the District Address Focuses on DC Autonomy

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) emphasized the local values that guide her administration’s policies and affirmed her commitment to resisting congressional interference in local matters during her 2017 State of the District Address, her third such address to the District, on Thursday. Speaking from the University of the District[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The Metropolitan Police Department’s new incentive to publish critical missing person reports on social media has sparked public outcry and concern over unresolved cases. There are 17 juvenile unresolved cases and 14 unresolved cases for adults, which MPD has mantained are typical numbers.

Reports of Missing Youth Garner National Attention

A new Metropolitan Police Department initiative to publicize reports of missing black and Latino youth in Washington, D.C., has drawn national attention and public outcry to a perceived increase in missing persons of color. The Congressional Black Caucus called on the FBI to assist the MPD in investigating cases of[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

ACLU Sues DC Police Over Arrest of Transgender Activist

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, D.C., filed a lawsuit late last month against four D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officers and the D.C. government on behalf of Lourdes Ashley Hunter, a local transgender rights activist who was arrested on a misdemeanor charge without a warrant last November. Hunter, co-founder[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Civil Rights Groups Oppose Police Chief Appointment

Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham’s appointment to head the department has sparked opposition from civil rights groups for his performance during his tenure as interim chief and before he was appointed interim chief. Newsham has worked as interim chief since Cathy Lanier stepped down in September and[Read More…]

by March 9, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top