Waterfront Academy Honored as Green Transportation Leader

By Kate Oczypok Waterfront Academy was recently awarded the status of goDCgo Platinum Level School Ambassador. An initiative of the District Department of Transportation, goDCgo encourages the use of sustainable transportation and recognizes local organizations for their efforts as transportation leaders. Businesses who offer transportation benefits and creative program incentives are recognized for making DC […]

DC Budget Includes Highlights for Ward 6, Southwest Residents

By Southwester Staff On May 10, the DC Council approved a budget for the coming year, allocating $19.5 billion for needs across the city, ranging from public safety to education and beyond.  Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, who chairs the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, provided $1.7 billion in budget recommendations for public […]

District Officials Recommit to Build First Strategy for Greenleaf Redevelopment

By Melissa Silveman  In a public session hosted by the DC Housing Authority Board of Commissioners on March 9, city officials recommitted to a build first strategy to limit displacement and relocation of current residents during the redevelopment of the 15-acre Greenleaf public housing site.   Greenleaf’s complex includes 493 units spread across 23 buildings in […]

Join the Great Ward 6 Spring Clean!

By Southwester Staff As spring returns to Ward 6, DC Councilmember Charles Allen invites the community to come together on Saturday, April 2 and set aside a few hours to help clean up our neighborhood, reconnect with each other, and show our streets, parks, and alleys a little love. Councilmember Allen is urging Ward 6 […]

Op-Ed: Expanding a Community-Led Model for Permanently Affordable Housing

By Southwest DC Action  To address Southwest’s affordable housing crisis in a way that does not exacerbate racial inequality, we must adopt a different approach for producing housing, especially on public land.  The D.C. Council Office of Racial Equity (CORE), whose mission it is to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity in the city, […]

Public Safety Sparks Community Concern, Calls for Coordinated Response

By Melissa Silverman  On February 28, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly hosted a community meeting with the District’s top public safety leaders, who fielded a wide range of questions on topics from gun violence to opioid abuse and property crime.  The forum was opened by Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and attended by Metropolitan Police Department […]

Southwest Waterfront AARP Chapter to Host Community Conversation

The Southwest Waterfront AARP Chapter invites the public to join their January Community Conversation with ANC 6D 05 Commissioner Fredrica “Rikki” Kramer. The teleconference will take place on Wednesday, January 19 at 12:00 p.m.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about community matters, programs and initiatives in support of and benefitting adults age 50 […]