Save Wards 7 & 8 Lots for the Arts

Save Wards 7 & 8 Lots for the Arts

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Vernard Gray started this petition to The Mayor of the District of Columbia

Here are the important issues I'd like presented to the Mayor:

The city owns a total sixty-five (65) house lot sized empty lots (25 sites in Ward 7 & 40 sites in Ward 8) in East of the River neighborhoods.


The Mayor's Cultural Plan specifically directs both the DHCD and DC Housing Finance Agency to enable Cultural Creators to have increased access to affordable housing and production space.

 DHCD recently placed ten propertiesfor auction sale with a unaffordable $20,000 Online-only Auction opening bid as part of the Vacant to Vibrant DC Initiative to proceed on May 10, 2019. We'd like them postponed!!


I propose the creation of a working group of  East of the River Cultural Creators to explore ways, with the DC Govenment, to create a working plan to for creative uses of govenment owned vacant properties to the benefit of the communities in which they reside.

The goal would be to select twenty (20) of the properties to be placed in a community land trust dedicated for creative community services provided by Cultural Creators.

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