DC Council to meet this week on donation of blighted Anacostia homes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The DC City Council’s committee on Housing and Community Development will hold a public hearing this upcoming Thursday to discuss if four abandoned homes in Anacostia should be donated.

The homes would be donated to the L’Enfant Trust “for the purpose of renovation and development as workforce housing.” The The L’Enfant Trust, according to their website, “is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1978 to preserve and protect Washington, D.C.’s historic neighborhoods and streetscapes.”

The four homes are abandoned and derelict.

The council invites anyone who would like to testify on this matter “to telephone the Committee on Housing and Community Development, at (202) 724-8900, or email omontiel@dccouncil.us, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any), by close of business on October 5, 2016.”

The meeting will be held on Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. in room 120 of the John A. Wilson Building on 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue.