Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Street Sense Shin-dig

And for all those that don’t know, Street Sense is a nonprofit newspaper about poverty and social issues and it’s sold by homeless and formerly homeless individuals throughout the DC area. Our mission is to empower homeless people with a voice and income and educate the public about issues not often covered by the mainstream media. You can find out more about us at www.streetsense.org.


Movin’ On Up

Street Sense’s Third Annual

Silent Auction & Reception

October 2, 2008, 7pm

Josephine Butler Park Center,

2437 Fifteenth Street, NW

Tickets start at $25 a piece for access to the auction, endless appetizers, beer and wine, and great fun with Street Sense vendors, board and staff.

For more info or to buy tickets, visit http://www.streetsense.org/auction2008.jsp

Friday, September 05, 2008

BACA meeting 9/8/08

Agenda for the evening will include a presentation from:
Alexander Shawe, Director of Real Estate, KIPP DC
re. the KIPP Academy’s interest in the former J.F. Cook School Building
As well as status reports from the following committees:


Public Safety

Youth Services

Environmental Services

Monday, September 8, 2008
Mount Sinai Baptist Church
3rd and Q Streets, N.W.

Rooms 1 and 2
7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Ward 5: Foreclosure Counciling Today 9/5

Councilmember Thomas Hosts 19th Annual Harry Thomas, Sr. Family Day Event Features Housing Counseling Services in Response to Ward 5’s High Foreclosure Rate
On September 5, from 4 pm until 10 pm, Ward 5 Councilmember Harry "Tommy" Thomas, Jr. will host the 19th Annual Harry Thomas, Sr. Day. The event honors the legacy of Councilmember Thomas’ father, the late Councilmember Harry Thomas, Sr., and celebrates his commitment to strengthening families and communities.
This year, in response to the skyrocketing number of foreclosures in Ward 5, Councilmember Thomas has joined with his colleague, Councilmember Mary M. Cheh, Chair of the Council’s Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs, to offer foreclosure and mortgage assistance at the event.

Representatives from the Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking; Manna, Inc.; Housing Counseling Services; the Urban League; and Community Area Asset Builders (CAAB) will be on hand to meet with residents about their mortgages. Harry Thomas, Sr. Family Day will also include a neighborhood barbeque, music, softball games, a moon bounce, and boxing under the stars.
"Families facing foreclosure can benefit tremendously from knowing all of the options available to them," said Councilmember Cheh. "In some cases, refinancing or help from charitable organizations might be enough to help some families keep their homes. We want to do all we can to assist our neighbors in distress."
"I am appreciative of Councilmember Cheh’s assistance in providing housing counseling services at Harry Thomas, Sr. Family Day," said Councilmember Thomas. "In 2007, 523 Ward 5 families received notices of foreclosure. I can’t think of a better way to honor my father’s memory than by helping residents save their homes."

Event details are as follows:
Who: Councilmember Harry "Tommy" Thomas, Jr. (D-Ward 5) and Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3)
What: 19th Annual Harry Thomas, Sr. Family Day
Where: Taft Recreation Center, Dwight Mosley Athletic Field, South Dakota Ave. and Perry Street, NE
When: 4 pm to 10 pm, Friday, September 5, 2008

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