The exterior demolition of Building 9 has briefly stopped after unsafe levels of lead were found in the ground just outside the building, but the Bowser Administration has not yet agreed to stop the demolition until the families are all gone.
We’ve dropped off the first round of signatures (550 individuals, 30 orgs!) to the office of the Mayor. We’re collecting signatures through Monday, so please still sign on and spread the word!
We are asking you to take action TODAY to stop Mayor Bowser from knocking down a building that we know contained lead and asbestos until all the families living at DC General have moved out.
This struggle continues in the context of the affordable housing crisis that grips all of DC, but that has caused the most damage and continues to loom most threateningly in low-income communities of color.
The Alabama Ave/13th Street Tenant Coalition Continues the Struggle to Exercise Rights Under the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act
Just like the budget you might make for your family, our elected leaders are responsible for making choices that ensure that everyone in the DC family can meet their basic needs, including having safe housing.