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Mayor Bowser to Hold Press Conference on DC Statehood and Preservation of Affordable Housing

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

CONTACT:
LaToya Foster (EOM) – (202) 727-5011; [email protected]  
Gwendolyn Cofield (DHCD) – (202) 657-8489; [email protected]

 

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Wednesday, Mayor Bowser will hold a press conference to give an update on DC statehood. The Mayor will also release the final report from the DC Housing Preservation Strike Force, an 18-member panel charged with recommending an action plan to preserve the District’s existing supply of affordable housing. The 28-page report outlines a proactive strategy for preserving affordable housing units in Washington, DC by 2020. During the press conference, Mayor Bowser will also announce the winners of 13 projects that will produce or preserve more than 1,200 affordable housing units across the District as part of DC’s Housing Production Trust Fund.

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 9 at 12 pm

WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Polly Donaldson, Director of Department of Housing and Community Development
DC Housing Preservation Strike Force Members

WHERE:
John A. Wilson Building
Mayor’s Press Briefing Room (G9)
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

*Closest Metros: Federal Triangle and Metro Center Metro Stations*
*Bus Lines: 32, 34, 36*

Press planning to attend the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].