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What's Happening at the DC Office of Planning? June 2023

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Happy Pride month from the DC Office of Planning (OP)! Check out OP’s Historic Context Statement for Washington’s LGBTQ Resources, which documents and highlights the history of the District’s LGBTQ communities. Our Commemorative Works Corner below also spotlights the District’s LGBTQ history.

As we celebrated Juneteenth this month, OP’s Historic Preservation Office was awarded a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund to protect and preserve sites representing African American history. You can read more about this exciting opportunity below under Healing Souls with Heels and Soles: The Peter Bug Shoe Academy.

June is also National Homeownership Month, and we are celebrating the District’s robust housing programs. The District has made significant investments, land use and policy changes to realize Mayor Bowser’s goal of 36,000 new housing units by 2025, with 12,000 of those affordable. Our Data Corner below presents the progress towards the first-in-the nation affordable housing goals by neighborhood set to remedy the historic inequity in affordable housing distribution across our city.

OP is hiring! Join us on Tuesday, July 11 at the Hot Days, Hot Jobs hiring event presented by the DC Department of Human Resources. Registration is required.

Anita Cozart
Director, DC Office of Planning

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