Group Establishes Tent City, Protests Lack of Affordable Housing

July 15, 2010  |  

(Afro) — Members of a grass roots organization determined to make affordable housing more accessible to District resident are taking Mayor Adrian Fenty to task. They say two years ago he promised to build some 94 units from $7.8 million of city funding.

According to Rosemary Ndubuizu, a coordinator for the tent city set up this past weekend on a vacant public lot – also known as Parcel 42 in downtown Washington − ONE DC has vowed not to leave the site at 7th and R streets until a satisfactory response is received from city officials.

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