From Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. <[email protected]>
Subject We Are Moving Full Steam Ahead!
Date July 6, 2022 10:28 PM
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With Resources To The Block

We are so excited about this year's Resources to the Block/Ward 8 Health Pop-Ups. Our community pop-ups are in partnership with the Ward 8 Health Council who continues to support this amazing initative.
Resources to the Block/The Ward 8 Health Pop-Ups are in-person community engagement events that activate various neighborhoods across Ward 8. Our participating providers will offer a variety of services to include but not limited to:
* Health screenings
* Fresh produce pick-up
* Mental health services and resources
* Job opportunities
* Housing resources
* COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters
* Colon Screening Take-Home Kits
* Nutrition Education and more!

Resources to the Block is an inititative of Councilmember Trayon White's Public Safety strategy to mitigate the violence plaguing our Ward. We call on additional providers to join us throughout the summer. For more information, contact Jules Jessie at 202-812-8329 or [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])

Don't just stand there, do something!

** Quick Links
* Need a Test? Get a Test: Learn more about COVID-19 testing sites ([link removed])
* Check out the 2020 Ward 8 Progress Report ([link removed])
* Check out the 2021 Ward 8 Progress Report ([link removed])

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DCRA's Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) is the go-to source for information on how to get your business established and up and running. For existing and aspiring businesses, the SBRC is here for you, and we welcome you to join us for upcoming workshops and events such as:
* Learn How to Become a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE)
* DCRA at Your Neighborhood Library – Learn the Process of Starting a Business
* Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking Coffee and Capital
* Foundations for a Successful Business: Module 2, The Business Model Canvas
* Foundations for a Successful Business: Module 3, The Business Plan
* SBRC One-On-One Call Session: Steps to Obtaining a Business License
* SBRC One-on-One Call Session: "Talk Business After Hours"

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As a District of Columbia homeowner, you can apply for financial assistance through the DC Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) beginning on June 22.

The fund provides financial assistance to District residents trying to make housing-related payments. Eligible homeowners impacted by COVID-19 can apply for grant funding to cover mortgage payments and other housing expenses, including utility payment assistance, up to $4,000.

It is important that you act now since the District’s foreclosure moratorium on residential mortgages expires on June 30. When the moratorium ends, foreclosure proceedings may resume unless you have a financial assistance or payment application pending approval, or you are under appeal by the HAF program. If you are in the process of being reviewed for HAF, the moratorium will be extended through September 30, 2022.

** Act now. Applications available now.

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For more information, including eligibility requirements, visit ([link removed]) or call (202) 540-7407 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to connect with a housing counselor.

You may also contact Washington Gas for more information by sending an email to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Message%20regarding%20MEAP%20Energy%20Assistance) or calling 703-750-4406. Please provide your Washington Gas account number and a callback number.

Washington Gas

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Have you checked out the 2021 Progress Report? Click the link below and see exactly what progress Councilmember Trayon White has made for Ward 8 residents.
Click To Here See The 2021 Progress Report ([link removed])

The Committee on Recreation, Libraries & Youth Affairs will hold a Public Roundtable on the following Legislation:

The Committee invites the public to testify remotely or to submit written testimony. Anyone wishing to testify must sign up using the following hyperlink (RLYA Public Roundtable Hearing ([link removed]) ) or by phone at (202) 417-7996, and provide their name, phone number or e-mail, organizational affiliation, and title (if any) by the close of business on Thursday, July 7, 2022. Witnesses are encouraged, but not required, to submit their testimony in writing electronically in advance to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) .

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** Meetings & Hearings schedule
Hearing Schedule from July 3- July 16, 2022
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Resources To The Block took over 4th Street SE.
On Thursday, June 30th, Councilmember Trayon White alongside dozens of community vendors, hosted the Resources to the Block/Ward 8 Health Pop-Up on 4th Street SE.

The Office of Councilmember Trayon White extends a sincere thank you to all of its vendors and partners who continue to make #ResourcesToTheBlock ([link removed]) a major success!

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WASHINGTON (7News) — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser dispatched 50 violence interrupters and 100 community outreach workers in an effort to prevent violent crime in the district on the Fourth of July.

Violent crime is up 10% over last year in the city, which is why the mayor sent out not just more officers to keep people safe but also dispatched their largest team of violence interrupters ever into communities like Columbia Heights.

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