WAMU 88.5 May 31, 2016
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 the DC Council unanimously passed Bill 21-620 to replace DC General with smaller neighborhood short-term family housing across the city and included $59 Million in the FY2017 Capital Budget toward the effort! It is an important milestone in a citywide effort
The Parkway Overlook Tenant Association, the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), and two WIN members — Brighter Day United Methodist Church (located across the street from Parkway Overlook) and Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church — have been organizing to get the over 200 units at Parkway Overlook redeveloped since they closed in 2008.
WIN highlights from 2015.
“I am a Voter” was the message on the t-shirts and on the minds of homeless residents of the District of Columbia as they voted early in the 2013 Special Election on Saturday, April 13th. The homeless residents, and those who live in shelters or permanent supportive housing, are often thought of as “clients,” “guests,” […]
WIN organized parent, teacher, and community teams in 25 schools across the city and secured a commitment from DC Schools Superintendent Paul Vance to make priority building repairs identified by the WIN teams. In March 2001, Dr. Vance appeared before 450+ WIN leaders at Moten ES in Ward # 8 to be publicly graded for […]
It used to be hard to even use the sidewalk in much of Anacostia. In 2005, leaders at six WIN member institutions in Ward 8 organized to make basic neighborhood mobility possible and engaged in a series of local actions with Councilmember Marion Barry and executive agency heads. In April of that year, St. Thomas […]
In June, Twenty WIN leaders from Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ turned out to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the new William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library. The ribbon cutting was the culmination of a multi-year WIN campaign to rebuild a library in the Bellevue neighborhood. The campaign grew out of a 2008 house meeting […]
Parents and grandparents at JC Nalle and CW Harris elementary schools in Ward 7 feared for the safety of their children walking to and from school. Deacon Sims from Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, who lived across the street from CW Harris, told of fearing for his family and the children in the neighborhood because there was […]
Over the past 16+ years, the Washington Interfaith Network has identified, trained, and developed thousands of leaders whose organizing has produced improvements in schools, contributed to the creation of hundreds of units of affordable housing, new recreation centers, parks, libraries, and facilitated jobs for DC residents. WIN uses a no-nonsense process for achieving real political change. Members […]