Displacement in D.C.

Take a moment to check out this great Op-Ed by Scott Kratz, vice president of Building Bridges Across the River. #Anacostia "By working intentionally, early and with the community, we resolutely believe residents have a right to be heard, a right to stay and a right to thrive in this city that we call home."

Getting a Building Permit

When applying for a building permit with DCRA, as the homeowner in years past I have used the Homeowner's Center (excellent resource!) or used the Postcard Permit online system. Not so for this next rehabilitation, my biggest to date. Review Cycle Three (3) begins. Fingers crossed this next round leads to a building permit so... Continue Reading →

Congress Heights Metro

#DC #CongressHeights #METRO will be seeing major upgrades around it.  According to the Washington Business Journal, "Events D.C.’s entertainment and sports arena is finally taking shape in Ward 8, with the $65 million project slated to open in September and breathe new life in the Congress Heights neighborhood." #FollowDevelopment See here for more information: http://bit.ly/2FwUvTi

Funded Justice Campaign for Anacostia

As many of you know, I’m a resident of Anacostia, a neighborhood that many in Washington, DC continue to associate with crime, poverty, and disrepair. I write this post in the hope that you will support a community effort to hire legal counsel to defend the Historic Preservation of Derelict District Properties Act of 2016... Continue Reading →

Demolition by Neglect | Holding DC Government Accountable

"East of the river, the Anacostia Historic District has experienced years of disinvestment. The neighborhood contains numerous irreplaceable historic buildings that are vacant and suffering from demolition by neglect. Most disturbing are the historic homes held vacant & blighted for years (even decades) by the District’s Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD)." Read more here: http://www.lenfant.org/revolving-fund-program/projects/2015-properties-in-need.html

Anacostia Will Have its Own Theme Week in June!

Check this out,  Anacostia is the winner of Curbed DC's first neighborhood theme week! What this means is that throughout the second week of June, Curbed will celebrate the history, culture, and real estate in my Southeast neighborhood. See article.

a School Before, now a Condo

Converted in 2004, the Lovejoy Lofts are a converted schoolhouse located near H Street NE. I'm fascinated by historic buildings such as this one being reconfigured for different purposes or - rather than being torn down - being incorporated into additions and conversions. Walking through the building's hallways, I almost expect to see and hear kids... Continue Reading →


You don't wake up thinking, today my dog is going to die. But, he did. I'm en route to Ohio now to hold Ralfe one last time before I let him go to run wild, forever and always. Rescued in Haiti, Ralfe had just turned 3 in August (I swear he was a Leo, in... Continue Reading →

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