DIY arts spaces are community gathering places where people make and enjoy art and music in a non-traditional setting, oftentimes a home or a warehouse space. Despite the high rents in our region, the scene is thriving.
D.C. officials promised the residents of Temple Courts new, affordable housing when it knocked down their building in 2008. Nearly a decade later, the former residents are still waiting for that housing to materialize — but the Bowser administration says it is bringing new energy and focus to the long-delayed process. The city, with input from the community, plans to select the proposal and developer by June. The process began under Mayor Anthony Williams as part of the New Communities Initiative, an ambitious but, some say, poorly-managed project intended to revitalize distressed, low-income housing. Kojo explores what the lengthy timeline has meant for the Former Temple Courts residents and how the city plans to move forward.
- John Ducey Social Justice Committee Member, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Washington, D.C.
- Angie Rodgers Director of New Communities Initiative, D.C. Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; @DMPEDDC
- Nathan Brown Former Temple Courts Resident, Community Organizer
Most Recent Shows
George Hawkins is stepping down as head of DC Water, but he leaves at a moment when the agency is facing criticism over how they bill consumers for stormwater runoff.
At-Large D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I) joins us to talk about the investigation of Ballou High School graduation rates, and the new proof of residency requirements for homeless families.
A new exhibit at The National Museum of Women in The Arts features the often unsung contributions of black women to modern, abstract art.