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February 2018 | NCI E-Newsletter

Important Announcements



NCI Director Spends 5 Minutes with HAND

The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) interviewed NCI Director, Angie Rodgers, for their “Five Minutes With…” blog series. Ms. Rodgers speaks about why her work with NCI is so important to her and what the future of the housing industry should look like. Check out the full interview below.


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Strand Theatre Project Approved

The Strand - an 86-unit project that will provide 28 replacement units for Lincoln Heights and Richardson Dwellings, roughly 9,000 square feet of commercial space and 4,500 square feet of community space – received final approval from the DC Zoning Commission last month. Click below for a link to the project’s full zoning record.


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Featured News

Residences at Hayes Prepare for Spring "Lease Up"

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The Residences at Hayes – a 150-unit residential building that will provide 50 replacement public housing units for Lincoln Heights and Richardson Dwellings residents – will complete construction and begin lease up this spring. The development team, Pennrose and the Warrenton Group, have already begun working with NCI, the DC Housing Authority (DCHA) and service provider Homes for Hope to prepare residents for the lease up process. This month will kick off another round of meetings and communications, starting with an informational meeting on February 26th at 6:00 PM at the Riverside Center (5200 Foote St NE). 

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Upcoming Events

NeighborUp Park View Network Night | 2.15.18

Park Road Community Church, 1019 Park Ave NW | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Residences at Hayes Lease Up Meeting | 2.26.18
Riverside Center, 5200 Foote Ave NE | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Click here for the flyer and other information

NeighborUp Marvin Gaye Network Night | 2.27.18
Riverside Center, 5200 Foote Ave NE | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Deanwood Town Center Zoning Commission Hearing | 3.19.18
Zoning Commission, 441 4th Street, NW, #200 | 6:30 PM
Click here for the PUD application Case 17-19 

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

Barry Farm

  • ANC 8C Meeting | 03.07.18
    RISE Demonstration Center, 2730 MLK Jr. Ave SE | 6:30 PM

Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings

  • Deanwood Civic Meeting | 02.26.18
    Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th St NE | 6:30 PM
  • NCI Advisory Meeting | 03.05.18
    Riverside Center, 5200 Foote Ave NE | 6:00 PM
  • ANC 7C Meeting | 03.08.18 
    Sargent Memorial, 5109 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE | 7:00 PM  

Park Morton

  • ANC 1A Meeting | 02.14.18
    Harriet Tubman Elementary, 3101 13th Street NW | 7:00 PM
  • Steering Committee Meeting | 02.22.18
    Park View Rec, 693 Otis Pl NW (Open to the public quarterly) | 6:30 PM
  • ANC 1B Meeting | 03.01.18 
    DC Housing Finance Agency, 815 Florida Ave NW | 7:00 PM


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    DC Launches Annual Summer Youth Employment Program 

    2018 Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program


    The application for the annual Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) is now available! MBSYEP 2018 offers job opportunities to DC youth ages 14 - 24 in a variety of sectors including local and federal government, education, and nonprofit. The six-week program will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 and will end on Friday, August 3, 2018. You can sign your youth up to apply or sign your organization up to become a host by visiting the link below.


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