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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:
Kevin Donahue

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Eugene Adams

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Faith Gibson Hubbard

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

Scheduling Requests:




















April 16, 2021

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians, 

This week, we launched a new $350 million program to help DC residents pay their rent and utility bills. The program, STAY DC, provides financial assistance to residents unable to pay rent and/or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through STAY DC, the District will:

  • Pay unpaid rent going back to April 1, 2020;
  • Pay forward rent, up to 3 months at a time;
  • Pay for water, gas, and electricity expenses on your behalf, and
  • Provide extended housing support for up to 18 months, per tenant.

We encourage anyone who is struggling to pay their rent or utility bills to visit or call 833-4-STAYDC from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We do not want a situation where the public health emergency ends and suddenly we have residents who owe thousands of dollars in back rent and bills.

We’ve got your back, DC. Apply now and let us get you the help you need to recover and get through this.


Muriel Bowser
Day of Action

Interested in helping neighbors get pre-registered for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment? Join us for a citywide day of action on Saturday, May 1, as we canvass neighborhoods across DC and get Washingtonians pre-registered. Learn more and RSVP for the day of action at

In This Week's Newsletter:

Watch Today: New Documentary on DC Statehood


Today, in commemoration of DC Emancipation Day, Mayor Bowser presents Becoming Douglass Commonwealth: From D.C. Disenfranchisement to Full Democracy. Don't miss the one hour special exploring the history of DC's fight for full democracy. The documentary features members of Congress, District officials past and present, business leaders, and more. You can watch the documentary at 4:00 p.m. on WUSA-9 and at 8:00 p.m. on DCN (Channel 16).

Learn more HERE.

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No Appointment Needed Sites

Walk Up Sites

Beginning Monday, April 19, DC residents who are 65 and older will be able to get vaccinated without an appointment at walk-up sites across DC. Each site, which will administer either the two-dose Pfizer vaccine or the two-dose Moderna vaccine, will be able to accommodate up to 30 walk-in appointments each day. Residents 65 and older can walk up during the days and times listed below while appointments last.

The appointments at the Bald Eagle Recreation Center are limited to residents from Wards 7 and 8 and are open to any resident from those two wards who is 18 or older.

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Mon-Fri, 7:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Lamond Recreation Center, Wed-Sat, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Langdon Park Community Center, Mon-Thurs, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, Tues/Wed/Fri,  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Arena Stage, Thurs-Sun, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Rosedale Recreation Center, Mon/Thurs/Fri/Sat, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Kenilworth Recreation Center, Tues/Wed/Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Bald Eagle Recreation Center, Wed/Thurs, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Entertainment & Sports Arena, Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Fort Stanton Recreation Center, Mon-Thurs, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Learn more HERE

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Reduced Health Insurance Premiums

DC Health Link

On March 29, the District opened its online health insurance marketplace, DC Health Link, with all expanded health insurance benefits provided by the American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan reduces premiums for health insurance through DC Health Link, provides health insurance for as little as $2/month to people who lost their jobs, and pays for 100% of COBRA premiums for laid-off workers. 

DC Health Link automatically lowered premiums for customers who already provided income information. District residents who currently pay full price for coverage on DC Health Link should log in to their account and provide income information in order to receive new monthly premium reductions.

Residents can learn more about the premium savings or enroll in a health plan at

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