Housing/urban Issues/Gentrification

Jim Graham and Fox News trying to close DC General family shelter

On May 13, Faux News ran a feature segment starring Jim Graham calling for closing the shelter for homeless families with children at DC General. It was one of the ugliest "reports" I have seen on Faux in years.

Opponents of turning McMillan Park to condos and offices protest at zoning hearing

On the 13th of May, DC residents opposing filling in city-owned McMillan Park with condos and offices protested outside the Zoning commission, then packed the hearing.

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A banner outside the zoning commission

Empower DC packs Council hearing on housing authority budget

On the 30th of April, Empower DC brought well over 100 DC public housing residents and supporters to pack Muriel Bowser's hearing on the DC housing authority budget, which contains zero money for repair or renovation of traditional public housing.
DC Government video-entire hearing

Empower DC takes over open house for Union Station rebuild project

The multibillion dollar redevelopment plan for Union Station includes an ugly extra: an "Interim plan" to park idling inter-city busses at Crummel School, in Ivy City. Many residents there already have asthma. On the 15th of August, over half of particpants in an "open house" at Union Station about the proposed "master plan" were from Empower DC.

 

Video on Liveleak (html manual link with descriptive text failed)

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6d3_1345081176

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