Housing Needs for the City and Region:

Does the superheated housing market in Logan Circle contribute to

concentrated poverty in Ivy City?

A discussion with Margery Turner, Urban Institute

October 21, 2003

John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 412

6:30 pm, Refreshments; 7 pm, Program

A new study led by Margery Turner shows a troubling trend in the rise in

concentrated poverty in certain D.C. neighborhoods. Evidence suggests that

displacement of poor families from strong housing markets in neighborhoods

like Logan Circle might contribute to the concentration of poverty in

neighborhoods like Ivy City. What are the implications of these trends for

housing policy in the City and region? Join us for a discussion with

Margery Turner as she presents her findings and considers strategies to

address current challenges. See Housing in the Nation’s Capital 2003,

prepared by the Urban Institute for the Fannie Mae Foundation at:



This effort builds on Ms. Turner’s earlier analysis on gentrification, and

how its negative consequences can be avoided if affordable housing is

preserved in areas facing high demand for homeownership. See: Leading

Indicators of Gentrification in D.C. Neighborhoods,


RSVP (attendance only): WRN, 202/667-5445, or e-mail:

staff@washingtonregion.net. This event is free of charge. For more about

WRN, see: www.washingtonregion.net


This event is second in a series of four on Housing for the City presented

by the Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities (WRN). The Fall

2003 WRN Forum Series: Housing for the City focuses on the critical issue of

affordable housing in the District of Columbia. The Washington Regional

Network for Livable Communities’ Forum program engages activists,

decision-makers, and business leaders in discussions of state-of-the-art

practices for accommodating regional growth and creating diverse, livable


This series is sponsored by the Enterprise Foundation and the Fannie Mae


October 20, 2003 — Garden Resources of Washington announces —


What kind of bulbs? A mix of daffodils, tulips, crocuses, etc.

How many can we have? Depends upon the area you plan to plant.

When should they be planted? As soon as possible.

When will they bloom? At different bloom times, ranging from early March to late May.

Who can get bulbs? Groups engaging neighbors, youth, adults, club members, etc. in community & youth garden projects at diverse locations such as: parks, schools, community facilities, nursing homes, public housing, etc. These can be located in any part of the city, but priority will be given to projects located on Capitol Hill and projects benefitting low-income city residents.

How do we get the bulbs? Contact GROW (see details below) to place a request and to set up an appointment for bulb pickup.

How do we plant bulbs? GROW will provide easy to follow soil preparation and planting instructions.

What if we don’t have funds for soil preparation or tools? GROW may be able to provide these materials. Contact GROW (see details below) for simple application information on getting this extra help.

How to contact GROW: E-mail grow19@aol.com or call 202-234-0591 (don’t stop by the office; the bulbs are not there!)





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Monthly Meeting

Invited guests include representatives from the following


Metropolitan Police Department

Office of the People’s Counsel

North Capitol Neighborhood Development, Inc.

North Capitol Collaborative, Inc.

North Capitol Area Business Association, Inc.

North Capitol Main Streets

Where: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

1301 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.


Monthly Forum

Where: Trinity College

125 Michigan Avenue, N. E.

When: Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Shaw House Tour

Sunday, October 26, 2003, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Shaw is much more than just the neighborhood where the new Washington

Convention Center is located. Residents, businesses, and institutions have

been working for years to renovate 100-plus-year-old buildings, turning one

of Washington’s oldest neighborhoods into the place to be in Washington, DC.

Some of these outstanding architecture and interior design efforts have been

recognized with feature articles in the Washington Post and Metro Weekly.

Come discover some of DC’s best-kept secrets as you visit:

· One of the oldest churches in the District, and its “secret garden.”

· Three row houses that have been converted into a complex dedicated to

public service, including a remarkable chapel.

· A bed-and-breakfast in a former mortuary.

· A former run-down rooming house that now boasts marble floors and an

impressive collection of local artists’ work.

· A former lumber store converted into office space, featuring lots of

elaborate woodwork and skylights.

· And other newly-renovated homes filled with surprises.

Along the way, you’ll meet some of the proud homeowners, entrepreneurs,

organizations, architects, designers, and developers that are helping to make

Shaw’s renaissance a reality. And also see some of the diamonds-in-the-rough

that still await restoration. Sponsored by Shaw Main Streets, Inc.

Tickets: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 on the day of the tour

To get tickets, mail a check (payable to Shaw Main Streets) to Shaw House

Tour, Shaw Main Streets, 614 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, or at the

following locations:

Advance sale tickets will be available from Monday, October 6, 2003 to

Saturday, October 25, 2003 at:

City Museum of Washington, DC Gift Shop

801 K Street, NW


Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

City Living, DC Style! Expo

Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

Friday, October 24th, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 25th, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, October 26th, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Alperstein’s Furniture

1015 7th Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Warehouse Theater Café

1021 7th Street, NW


Monday, Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday, 8:00 AM to

10:00 PM

Miller Copying Service

1111 7th Street, NW


Monday-Friday; 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Crimpz, Inc.

1125 7th Street, NW


Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Modern Liquors

1200 9th Street, NW


Monday-Saturday, 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM

DC Guesthouse

1337 10th Street, NW

202- 332-2502

Monday-Saturday, 9:00AM to 5:00 PM

Brian MacKenzie Infoshop

1426 9th Street, NW

Monday-Thursday, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Friday, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Saturday,

10:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Chain Reaction Youth Bike Shop

1701 6th Street, NW


Wednesday-Friday, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Lee’s Flower and Card Shop

1026 U Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM to 1:00PM

African American Civil War Memorial Museum Store

1200 U Street, NW

(202) 667-2667

Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Urban Essentials

1330 U Street, NW


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM; Thursday, 12:00 PM to 8:00

PM; Saturday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Maison 14

1325 14th Street, NW


Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM; Friday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM;

Sunday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Timothy Paul Carpets + Textiles

1404 14th Street, NW


Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Logan Hardware

1416 P Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday,

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Flowers on Fourteenth

1718A 14th Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Garden District

1801 14th Street, NW


Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday,

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Home Rule

1807 14th Street, NW


Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

On Sunday, October 26, 2003, tickets will only be available at Immaculate

Conception Roman Catholic Church, northeast corner of N and 8th Street, NW,

during tour hours, and at the City Living, DC Style! Expo at the Washington

Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Washington-Area Gentrification,

a Panel Discussion with Mayor Williams

Wednesday, October 15th, 6:30-8:30pm

The City Museum, 801 K Street, NW (Mount Vernon Square)

Gentrification – the influx of high-income individuals into

previously poor neighborhoods – is one of the most important

phenomena shaping 21st-century Washington.

Yet rarely is gentrification discussed with much respect for the

complex group of forces that it represents. This panel discussion,

with experts from the fields of government, development and community

activism, aims to promote a responsible and informative public

dialogue on this contentious issue.


· Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of the District of Columbia

· Al Eisenberg, former chair of the Arlington County Board,

current Vice

President for Government relations at the Washington Board of Trade


candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates

· Jim Abdo, president of Abdo Development, a builder of luxury

urban homes in

Washington’s Dupont, Logan Circle and Capitol Hill neighborhoods

· Maria Maldonado, Director of Housing Programs at Casa of

Maryland, an activist

organization for Maryland’s Latino communities

Erik Wemple, editor-in-chief of Washington City Paper and frequent

guest on

WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show, will moderate the discussion.

The event is hosted by the City Museum; The Next American City (a new


of urban affairs); the Loeb Fellowship of Harvard; and the Washington


Paper. It is free with museum admission: $3 adults, $2 students and


About the City Museum of Washington, D.C.

Located in the historic Carnegie Library building, the City Museum of

Washington, D.C. is the only museum dedicated solely to the history

of the nation’s capital. The City Museum features a groundbreaking

multimedia show entitled, “Washington Stories;” changing exhibits

currently featuring: “Sandlots to Stadiums: A History of Sports in

Washington, D.C.,” and “Taking a Closer Look: Images from the Albert

Small Collection;” an archaeology lab (opening October 2003); and a

D.C. visitor information center. It is managed by the Historical

Society of Washington, D.C. The City Museum is located at 801 K

Street, NW. For more information call (202) 383-1800 or visit


About The Next American City

This new national magazine asks, “Where will we go from here?” In a

rapidly changing urban landscape, how can businesses and developers

thrive? How can cities and suburbs expand their economies? And how

can our society successfully address social and environmental

challenges? The Next American City answers these questions with

clear and accessible stories on issues central to how our cities and

suburbs are changing — including but not limited to architecture,

planning and development, transportation, urban economies, housing,

environmental issues, labor issues and workforce development,

education, crime, and religion. The result: a thought-provoking

national magazine that engages not just the planner, architect,

developer, or policy analyst but also the

businessperson, school board member, artist, and community activist.

It’s a conversation that The New York Times correctly dubs a “subtle

plan to change the world.” Find out more and subscribe at


For more information, contact:

Josh Olsen


The Next American City

209 W. 108th St., #11

New York, NY 10025

Late but…


Invited Guests Include Representatives from the Following:

Third District, Metropolitan Police Department

The Assembly of Petworth

Smokefree DC

United Planning Organization

Monday, October 6, 2003

Mount Sinai Baptist Church

3rd and Q Streets, N.W.

Rooms 1 and 2

7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the meeting and/or the Association,

contact J. Berry at (202) 387-8520

Agency Offers Emergency Food Aid

The D.C. Department of Human Services has set up a one-week emergency


stamp program, totaling about $4 million in federal aid, for District

residents who lost food during Hurricane Isabel. Current food stamp

recipients will receive half of their monthly allotment to compensate


food lost during the storm, and those who lost income or had to buy

emergency goods can receive special assistance to purchase food. New

applicants for food stamps will also get one month of benefit


until Oct. 6 at seven service centers run by the Departments’ Income

Maintenance Administration: 508 Kennedy St. NW, 5 N St. NE, 645 H St.


3917 Minnesota Ave. NE; 3851 Alabama Ave. SE; 400 South Capitol St. NW;


2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. The agency’s food stamp customer

service hotline is 202-724-5506.

Public Notice of the 10/7/2003 and 10/21 Meetings of ANC 5C





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Monthly Forum

Invited guests include representatives from the following:

Metropolitan Police Department

Office of the People’s Counsel

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

re. a building that they plan to demolish and reconstruct on their


Where: Archbishop Carroll High


4300 Harewood Road, N. E.


When: Tuesday, October 7, 2003

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.


Monthly Meeting

Where: Paul Laurence Dunbar High


1301 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.



Mt. Sinai Church in basement 7PM Q St & 3rd ST NW.

Convention Center Area Strategic Development Plan

Planning Workshop #1

Project Review and Community Visioning

Tuesday October 14th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Kennedy Recreation Center

7th and P Streets, NW (main gymnasium)

This study includes the area bounded by 11th Street, Vermont Avenue on the

west, U Street and Florida Avenue on the north, New Jersey Avenue on the

east, and Massacusetts Avenue and New York Avenue on the south. Join the

Office of Planning for the first of four planning workshops to discuss the

future of your neighborhood.

* Meet the team working on this planning initiative.

* Talk about how having the convention center in the community can help to

build stronger neighborhoods.

* Learn about housing and retail issues in your community.

* Find out about future meetings.

RSVP with Chris Shaheen

DC Office of Planning



Chris Shaheen

Ward 2 – Neighborhood Planning Coordinator

801 N. Capitol Street, NE, Suite 4000

Washington, DC 20002