Preserving affordable housing near the District’s 11th Street Bridge Park

JP Morgan Chase & Co. has announced that it will invest $5 million to develop and preserve affordable housing near the 11th Street Bridge Park. It will also provide capital to minority and locally-owned small businesses and construction training for local residents who want to work on the park. (WBJ, 9/25)

The contribution comes six months after JPMorgan announced it would contribute $250,000 to a community land trust for neighborhoods in Wards 8 and 6, on either side of the bridge park.

“We’re investing in D.C. because we see local leaders working together and innovating to make opportunity available to all Washingtonians no matter the neighborhood they live in,” Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan CEO, said in a release.

– Yanique Redwood, vice chair of WRAG’s board and president and CEO of Consumer Health Foundation, reflects on how the US’s history of redlining connects to the inequitable health outcomes we see today. (CHF Blog, 9/25)

– DC Put $8 Million More in the Pockets of Low-Income Workers Thanks to Tax Credit Expansion (DCFPI, 9/21)

– DC Council has proposed a bill that would provide a monthly stipend to residents who are elderly or have a disability and are on the DC Housing Authority’s wait-list. (WCP, 9/22)

IMMIGRATION | The White House has revised the travel ban to include more countries. (NPR, 9/24)

FOOD | Opinion: Why small, local, organic farms aren’t the key to fixing our food system (WaPo, 9/22)

PUBLIC SAFETYMontgomery County Officials Push for ‘Aggressive and Strategic’ Response to Ongoing Gang Violence (Bethesda Beat, 9/22)

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