Transfer 3200 13th St. Now!

We recently learned that the District government has acquired the property at 3200 13th Street SE, which sits on the Congress Heights redevelopment site, where tenants have fought for three years against slumlords at Sanford Capital. Recent developments regarding the 3200 building at Congress Heights are indicative of the shocking decisions and deals the District makes with wealthy developers, with no regard to taxpayers or to working class residents of color in Washington, D.C. 

The D.C. government plans to put 3200 up for public auction. This means that, already, the former owners of that property have walked off with nearly 1 million dollars after defaulting on their obligations to provide affordable housing at that site. What’s more, DHCD actually paid the owners another $175,000 for the property. It also means, if they go through with selling the property it will be possible for slumlords and slum developers working with Sanford Capital to gain control, which would reward them for their unconscionable behavior and facilitate the displacement of the tenants at Congress Heights. 

In order to facilitate the tenants’ successful purchase of their existing buildings through the TOPA process, the Tenants at Congress Heights are demanding that 3200 13th Street SE be transferred by the District to their chosen non-profit housing development partner. 

We need you to sign this petition to show that residents of the District of Columbia don't want to see slumlords rewarded but do want to see justice at Congress Heights. 

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124 signatures

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  • signed 2017-09-06 11:45:39 -0400
    Linda
  • signed via 2017-09-06 11:21:28 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-06 11:09:56 -0400
    Mayor Bowser is not willing to fight for DC residents and the city’s tax resources. She is not strong enough to stand up to wealthy developers and large campaign contributors, Remember

    the Exlon/Pepco merger? Rate hikes are being held up until after the election. Now is the time to show Bowser the door.
  • signed 2017-09-06 11:08:07 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-06 10:59:59 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-06 10:47:47 -0400
    Hayden Higgins
  • signed 2017-09-06 10:42:34 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-06 10:35:19 -0400
    During a housing crisis, why is Mayor Bowser blatantly refusing to build 200 new units of affordable housing? She can do so by turning over 3200 to Congress Heights residents. During her campaign, she built a platform on addressing the city’s affordable housing crisis. Now is the time for her to follow through on her promises and we will be holding her accountable. Our mayor should favor her residents over slumlord, Sanford Capital. People over profits for the 1%. We are watching!
  • signed 2017-09-06 10:30:21 -0400
    I’m a DC resident and I demand MayorBowser turn over 3200 13th St SE to CongressHeights residents!
  • signed 2017-09-06 10:29:27 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-06 10:24:55 -0400
    Miriam Savad
  • signed 2017-08-30 21:27:56 -0400
  • signed 2017-08-28 23:22:30 -0400
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  • signed via 2017-08-18 11:32:52 -0400
    William Merrifield
  • signed 2017-08-16 18:59:55 -0400
  • signed 2017-08-16 14:54:23 -0400
  • signed 2017-08-15 23:52:41 -0400
  • signed via 2017-08-15 22:30:09 -0400
  • signed via 2017-08-15 21:10:43 -0400
    Shame! shame Those who don’t treat the human family w respect & decency will someday pay the price! Disgraceful!
  • signed 2017-08-15 21:08:31 -0400
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  • signed 2017-08-15 19:18:10 -0400
  • signed 2017-08-09 10:10:56 -0400
  • signed 2017-08-09 08:45:28 -0400
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    Sign the petition: Transfer 3200 13th St. Now!
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    Sign the petition: Transfer 3200 13th St. Now!
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