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





TELEPHONE: (202) 832-1965/1966


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.


Gentrification and Me issue 2

Home sick today so updating things between things.

Dealing with Neighborhood Change: A Primer on Gentrification and Policy Choices

This is a Brookings Institute report in PDF file format that attempts to take a neutral stance on gentrification by just defining it, looking at what causes it, identifying stakeholders and possible solutions in trying to create equitable development. It’s about 80 pages so it is long. Washington, DC among other cities experiencing the change in demographics in particular neighborhoods are covered. DC and DC neighborhoods in particular, are covered in pages 54-60. They conclude that the causes for gentrification in DC are varied. Columbia Heights is given special attention. The footnotes and bibliography and all the facts packed into the report make it a good resource for anyone on either side of the gentrification arguement.

Chicago Matters: Inside Housing- Town Meetings

Although this is about Chicago, DC residents can feel the Chicago citizens in the town hall meeting in this audio report. As of today, the sponsoring radio station’s audio library is down, but do try again. The focus is Lincoln Square where older residents are being priced out of their neighborhood due to the rising cost of housing.


Not an update on the neighbor who failed to heed my advice. But concerns next door. I think they’ll be renting. My gut tells me the owner is in slumlord mode, so I won’t expect any high quality tenants. Regardless if they are high quality, or not, there are things that need to be done, that I wouldn’t expect any renter to do. For example, the bricks over the window look as if they are on the verge of falling out. A minor problem, which I can remedy. The owner had the house painted a color close to mine, before it had been a dark shade of purple red. Before the color of my house jumped out as it was a light house between two dark colored houses. Now, at night the colors blend together. That pissed me off. I took a good amount of thought in picking out the color. The last problem, which actually isn’t my problem as it is the other neighbor’s problem, overgrown weed trees.

Before I thought they were going to sell. But rumor had it he wanted $300K for the house. The house is not going to sell for $300K. The house with the basement and the big backyard on our block sold for $300K. This house has no basement and there’s a poor job done on the roof and he wasn’t going to put any top of the line appliances in. Although they did a decent job inside the house, it doesn’t look like a $300K house. Maybe a $220-$250K but not $300K. Heck the house across the street was listed at $400K and that DEFINITELY was not worth that much. Sunny worked on the house first. G-d in heaven only knows what mistakes still lurk in the walls, despite the other people brought in after him.