June 8, 2016 at 3:09 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Bowser kicks off ‘June Housing Bloom’
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (Washington Blade file photo by Vladyslav Rekhovskyy)

Mayor Muriel Bowser has kicked off the “June Housing Bloom,” a month-long effort to highlight partnerships between the public and private sectors to produce affordable housing and revitalize city neighborhoods.

As part of the effort, the D.C. Dept. of Housing and Community Development is looking for firms to assist in redeveloping 25 city-owned properties in Wards 4, 5, 7 and 8. “The goal is to build projects that promote vibrant, walkable, mixed-use and mixed-income neighborhoods, and combat blight in the District,” according to a release.

“Since day one, my administration has been working hard to give every Washingtonian a fair shot. That includes giving residents access to safe and affordable housing—no matter their zip code,” said Mayor Bowser in a statement. “June Housing Bloom will highlight the important work we are doing to expand affordable housing in our city, spur development in underserved communities, and ensure residents of all backgrounds can continue to call the District home.”

Several related events will be held in June, including the eighth annual DC Housing Expo and Home Show, co-hosted by the Greater Washington Urban League, on June 11.

For details on the properties and other ‘June Housing Bloom’ events, visit: dhcd.dc.gov/2016junehousingbloom.

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