Thursday, September 16, 2010

Housing Workshop this Saturday

There will be a housing workshop this Saturday in Deanwood for ALL residents East of the River. I know sometimes, because we live in Hillcrest (aka the Georgetown of the East) we may think these programs are applicable. I've walked around this community enough to know that we do have some houses that need plenty of TLC. Encourage your neighbors to attend. The agenda is below

10:00 am – 1:00 pm INFORMATION BOOTHS

Representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Department of the Environment (DDOE), the Office on Aging, and the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) will be available to discuss resources and programs available to District residents.

SESSIONS
10:00 am – 11:00 am WELCOME AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Department of the Environment (DDOE), the Office on Aging, and the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) will briefly discuss resources and programs available to District residents as part of a panel. Following the presentations, time for questions and answers will be available.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm SESSION ONE: Home Rehabilitation Resources 101
Programs to be discussed include Lead Safe Washington and the Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program, particularly roof repairs, senior programs, and the Handicapped Accessibility Improvement Program.

Frederick Hill has more than 16 years experience in construction and project management. He currently administers several home rehabilitation programs in the Residential and Community Services Division at the Department at the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm SESSION TWO: Housing Resources for Seniors
Information on resources available to District senior citizens through the District Office of Aging will be presented by Mr. Courtney Williams of the Office of Aging. Information will focus on housing resources, but other senior programs will also be discussed.

Courtney Williams has more than 20 years of academic and professional work experience in the fields of public administration, urban planning, and aging (gerontology). As the Community Planner for the D.C. Office on Aging, he is responsible for researching and writing reports in support of Office's policies. He represents the Director of the Agency at neighborhood meetings and functions concerning senior issues.

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