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October 2017 | NCI E-Newsletter

Important Announcements

Clarifying Right to Return

Last year, the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) Board of Commissioners passed Resolution 16-06 to set a relocation and right to return policy for NCI developments.  The policy clarified the profile of residents who have a right to return, and established guidance to ensure that residents eligible for public housing will also be eligible for new units without additional barriers to entry. Click below to read more about the policy and how you may be affected by it.

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Every Day Counts! Initiative Launches

The District has launched the Every Day Counts! Campaign to ensure every student attends school every day.  Did you know that missing just one or two days of school per month can set children back academically, and could lead to them dropping out altogether?  Click below to learn more, and to sign the Every Day Counts Pledge!

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Featured News

Last month, our partners came together to make two of our biggest events of the year a success. On behalf of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) and the entire NCI team, we thank you! 

Thank You to Our Northwest One Homecoming Partners! 




AND MAJOR thanks to current and former Northwest One residents for making it a success!

Thank You to Our Park & Morton Block Party Partners!






AND MAJOR thanks to Christopher Grant and his neighbors on the 700 block of Morton Street.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

Upcoming Events

Strand Theater and Providence Place 
Community Update & Zoning Process | 10.10.17
Faunteroy Center, 4800 Nannie Helen Burroughs, NE  | 6:30 PM

Ward 8 Works - Criminal Background Session | 10.13.17
Barry Farm Recreation Center, 1230 Sumner Rd SE | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Coffee & Conversations | 10.15.17
Riverside Community Center, 5200 Foote St NE | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Providence Place Zoning Commission Hearing | 10.19.17
Zoning Commission, 441 4th Street, NW, #200 | 6:30 PM

Strand Theater Zoning Commission Hearing | 11.16.17
Zoning Commission, 441 4th Street, NW, #200 | 6:30 PM

NeighborUp Night - Park View | 10.11.17
Bruce Monroe Elementary School Gym, 3560 Warder St NW | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Park Morton NCI Redevelopment Overview and Update | 11.7.17
Resident Council Office Community Room, 615 Morton St. | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


The following is a list of meetings NCI and our partners regularly attend to provide updates:

  • Barry Farm – ANC 8C Meeting | 11.1.17
    RISE, 2730 MLK Jr. Ave SE | 6:30 PM
  • Lincoln /Richardson – ANC 7C Meeting | 10.2.17 
    Sargent Memorial, 5109 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE | 7:00 PM
  • Lincoln /Richardson - Capital View Civic Association | 10.16.17
    Hughes Memorial, 25 53rd St NE | 6:30 PM
  • Lincoln/Richardson – Deanwood Civic Meeting | 10.23.17
    Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th St NE | 6:30 PM
  • Lincoln/Richardson – NCI Advisory Meeting |11.6.17
    Riverside Center, 5200 Foote Ave NE | 6:00 PM
  • NW1 – ANC 6E Meeting | 11.7.17
    Shaw Library, 1630 7th St NW | 6:30 PM
  • Park Morton – ANC 1A Meeting | 10.11.17
    Harriet Tubman Elementary, 3101 13th Street NW | 7:00 PM
  • Park Morton- Resident Council Meeting | 10.13.17
    Resident Council Office, First Floor Community Room, 615 Morton St | 6:30 PM
  • Park Morton – Steering Committee Meeting | 10.26.17
    Park View Recreation Center, 693 Otis Pl NW | 6:30 PM
    (Open to the public quarterly)
  • Park Morton – ANC 1B Meeting | 11.2.17
    DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) Office, 815 Florida Ave NW | 7:00 PM

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    Neighborhood Spotlight

    Ward 8 Works - Overcoming Criminal Background Challenges


    The next Ward 8 Works (W8W) session will feature an informational panel about overcoming criminal background challenges to getting jobs in construction.  When Ward 8 Works was launched in April, a number of participants identified criminal background as a potential barrier to employment.  The next event will bring together representatives from the Public Defender Service of the District of ColumbiaDC Department of Employment ServicesMayor’s Office on Returning Citizen AffairsGeneral Services Administration/St. Elizabeth’s West Campus, and residents who have worked with W8W service providers to get and maintain employment despite background challenges.  Current W8W participants should click here to register ahead for the session, which will take place on October 13th from 10 AM – 12 PM at the Barry Farm Recreation Center, 1230 Sumner Road SE.  Click below for more information.

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