From Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. <[email protected]>
Subject Residents voice concerns of property renovations at 800 Southern
Date February 9, 2022 5:27 PM
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Dear Ward 8 Residents:

I am concerned about the renovation planning and repairs at 800 Southern Avenue Apartments, formerly known as Park Southern. Residents voiced concerns about the properties renovation schedule, rodent infestation, hazardous material abatement removal, unmet maintenance repairs, and water and heating system issues.

Following these concerns, I joined Anthony Diallo from the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Ram Uppuluir from the Office of Councilmember Anita Bonds, and Erin Wilson from Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) at 800 Southern Avenue Apartments for a site inspection. I was not satisfied. As your Councilmember, I take residents' concerns as a top priority. I hold our government accountable to ensure residents have a place to live that is safe, sanitary and complies with legal requirements.

Residents east of the river must have equitable housing. Every agency ​responsible for delivering the renovated property at 800 Southern must be held accountable to ensure that residents have a safe and sanitary place to raise their families.

I want to thank everyone that joined the 800 Southern Apartments virtual meeting. My staff and I will continue to be your advocates until all residents are made whole.

Peace and love,
Councilmember Trayon White, Sr.

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February 3, 2022

Markup – PR-24-0483, Board of Library Trustees C. Brian Williams Confirmation Resolution of 2021

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On February 4th, Councilmember Trayon White attended the graduation ceremony for The Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs (MORCA) and Georgetown’s Paralegal Program. This program trains highly experienced previously incarcerated individuals for a successful legal career.

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The contract ultimately passed with 10 lawmakers voting in favor, and only Mendelson and Councilmember Vince Gray (D-Ward 7) opposed. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) recused himself from the debate and vote ([link removed]) because his cousin is linked to one of the subcontractors on the project. (“He made this decision because it is critical that the residents of D.C. know that their government operates with the utmost integrity,” his office said in a statement ([link removed]) .)

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