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Muriel Bowser Ward 4



John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Phone: (202) 727-2643

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Rashad Young

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Ronald R. Ross

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Lamont Akins

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia Irving

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October 17, 2019 | Vol. 5, Issue 42

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Housing is a citywide challenge that requires citywide solutions. Already, nearly 50,000 households in our city pay more than 50 percent of their income on housing. On top of that, we are rapidly losing our naturally occurring affordable housing, and the affordable housing we do have left is not equally distributed across DC. Because of that, neither is opportunity.

Like in cities across the nation, what we see in DC – especially in housing – are the long-lasting impacts of policies that were created to disadvantage specific populations, especially African Americans. But we have the choice, as a community, to do better. We have a choice to build more equitable neighborhoods across our city.

How will we do that? This week, I released two documents that outline how we can build a more inclusive future: the Housing Equity Report, which sets neighborhood targets for new housing, and an updated Comp Plan. The Housing Equity Report makes Washington, DC among the first cities in the nation to create area-specific goals for affordable housing and dedicate an entire initiative to examining the barriers and opportunities within each area.

Washington, DC will continue to change – we can be sure of that. These plans are focused on how we manage that change and work together to ensure a vibrant, equitable, and resilient city, not only for us, but for our children and grandchildren.


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

A Winning Week in the Sports Capital

Sports Capital

It was a winning week in the Sports Capital! Last Thursday, the Mystics took Game 5 of the WNBA Finals to become, for the first time in franchise history, world champions! On Tuesday, the Washington Nationals swept the St. Louis Cardinals to capture their first-ever National League pennant and advance to the 2019 World Series!

Mayor Bowser has directed multiple District agencies to coordinate service and logistical operations with the Washington Nationals and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for the upcoming series. Additional information regarding public transportation, road closures, and potential watch parties will be provided when available.

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This Saturday: Financially Fit DC

Financially Fit DC

On Saturday, October 19, join the Mayor's Office on African American Affairs, in partnership with the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB), the DC Public Library, and the historic Industrial Bank, at the Woodridge Library for the kickoff of the Financially Fit DC Workshop Series.

This series will highlight tools and resources to help residents manage their finances and build generational wealth. Throughout the series, participating libraries will feature a curated collection of books and online resources about building wealth. Learn more and register HERE

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DCPS Now Accepting Summer 2020 Study Abroad Applications

DCPS Study Abroad

The DC Public Schools (DCPS) Study Abroad application is open now to all DCPS 8th grade, 11th grade, Certificate 3, and Opportunity Academies students who are studying a world language. The travel window for School Year 2019-2020 is expected to be June 25, 2020 through July 10, 2020. 

DCPS Study Abroad programs are between 8-12 days long, and focus on language learning, community service, and/or global leadership. Students who are selected for DCPS Study Abroad are assigned a trip based on their world language course history and interests. All eligible students are encouraged to consider applying for DCPS Study Abroad. 

Applications will be accepted through November 6, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Learn more about the application process at

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the #FlipTheScript campaign, DC Housing Week, and the Mystics' championship.

Pathways to the Middle Class: District Department of Transportation, Bike-Scooter Parking Technician

Pathways to the Middle Class

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is the District agency that manages and maintains transportation infrastructure in Washington, DC. DDOT's mission is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.

DDOT has an opening for a Bike-Scooter Parking Technician. This position is responsible for installing, maintaining, replacing, and removing a variety of bike and scooter racks, signage, and other infrastructure. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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