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Muriel Bowser Ward 4

John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 727-2643
Email: muriel.bowser@dc.gov

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Rashad Young

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Mark Tuohey

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Charon Hines

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Tommie Jones
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October 5, 2017 | Vol. 3, Issue 40

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

This week, my Administration has been celebrating Housing Week 2017  an opportunity for us to highlight the work we are doing across all eight wards to create and preserve affordable housing and put home ownership in reach for more Washingtonians. 

In every budget I have put together since coming into office, we have committed $100 million to our city's Housing Production Trust Fund. Even more important — we are getting the money out the door. Over the past year, we invested an unprecedented $138 million from the Housing Production Trust Fund in 23 projects that will produce or preserve more than 1,900 affordable housing units.

By using every tool in our toolbox, in just under three years, my Administration has sparked the creation or preservation of more than 8,400 affordable units, with another 3,700 units in preconstruction. Just yesterday, we announced eight new projects that will produce or preserve more than 500 units.

In addition, this week, we also announced new housing investments that will assist more first responders and other DC Government employees with purchasing a home in the city they serve. By enhancing the Employer-Assisted Housing Program, we will not only be able to attract and retain more top talent, we will also provide more first-time homebuyers the financial support they need to participate in DC's housing market. 

As Mayor, I cannot make housing costs go down, but what I can and will do is commit to creating and preserving affordable housing while working with other local leaders to create more jobs, increase wages, and move our city forward in a way that works for residents of all backgrounds and income levels. 


Muriel Bowser

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Last week, Mayor Bowser launched My Child Care DC, a one-stop online resource that helps families find and compare child care options in Washington, DC. The website will allow families to access critical information about more than 400 child development centers and home-based providers.

Developed with input from parents, My Child Care DC allows families to search 352 licensed child development centers and 115 licensed home-based child development facilities by address, zip code, and center name. Families can also filter results by operating hours, type of facility, age range of students served, and quality improvement ratings. The site also specifies which child care providers accept vouchers and Child and Adult Food Program participants. Each licensed child development facility includes a detailed, easy-to-read provider profile that consists of inspection reports, capacity, licensing information, accreditation, and substantiated complaints vetted by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

Learn more about My Child Care DC HERE

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Cyber Security Awareness Month


Throughout October, the Bowser Administration is highlighting National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. Throughout the month, the Administration will share tips and resources that residents can use to stay safe online. 

For weekly tips and more, visit octo.dc.gov/cybersecurity

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Eight New Capital Bikeshare Stations in Wards 7 and 8



Last week, the Bowser Administration celebrated the seventh anniversary of Capital Bikeshare by cutting the ribbon on eight new bike stations in Wards 7 and 8. Led by the DC Department of Transportation, the expansion increases the number of available bike stations east of the Anacostia River by 25 percent. 

The addition of the new stations involved extensive community engagement to ensure installation would most effectively increase access to low-cost, active transportation and recreational opportunities. The new bike stations are located at:

  • THEARC – Mississippi Avenue and 19th Street, SE
  • Fort Dupont Ice Arena – 37th Street and Ely Place, SE
  • Bald Eagle Recreation Center – Joliet Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SW
  • Shops at Park Village – Alabama Avenue and Stanton Road, SE 
  • Oxon Run Trail – 1st Street and South Capitol Street, SE 
  • 19th Street and Savannah Street, SE
  • 4th Street and Mississippi Avenue, SE
  • Livingston Road and 3rd Street, SE

Learn more about using Capital Bikeshare HERE.

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A District Minute


This week’s District Minute features stories about the presentation of Dave Chappelle's Key to the City, the kickoff of Housing Week 2017, and DPR's Rec Day. 

Pathways to the Middle Class: Department of Energy and Environment, Staff Assistant

Job Posting

The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting Washington, DC. DOEE works collaboratively with other government agencies, residents, businesses, and institutions to promote environmentally responsible behavior that will lead to a more sustainable urban environment.

DOEE has an opening for a staff assistant in the Water Quality Division of the Natural Resources Administration. This position is responsible for assisting with procurements, editing documents, maintaining files, and tracking the processing of memoranda of agreements, contracts, and other documents. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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