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Mayor Bowser to Welcome Veterans Home to Walter Reed Campus, Delivering 77 Affordable Apartments

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
As part of #DCHousingWeek, Mayor Bowser to Cut Ribbon on First Affordable Housing Community on the Historic Campus

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, October 16, at 11 am., Mayor Muriel Bowser will cut the ribbon for HELP USA Veterans Housing on the Parks at Walter Reed. This new 100% affordable housing development will deliver 77 units of permanent, supportive housing for previously homeless veterans.

The Parks at Walter Reed redevelopment, which will be phased over a 10-15 year period, is the result of a successful community-driven process led by then-Councilmember Bowser and now by Mayor Bowser. In 2016, the U.S. Army officially transferred 66-acres of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus to the District, making way for the redevelopment. Over the next 30 years, The Parks at Walter Reed will generate 5,000 jobs, 2,100 homes, 432 of which will be affordable, and nearly $1 billion in tax revenue.

When:

Wednesday, October 16, at 11 am

Who:

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Brandon Todd, Ward 4
Polly Donaldson, Director, Department of Housing and Community Development
Tom Hameline, HELP USA President and CEO
David Cleghorn, Chief Housing Officer, HELP USA
Randall Clarke, Walter Reed LRA Director, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Where:

Walter Reed Campus
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW at Butternut Street, NW
(Attendees from there will be directed to the site location: 1324 Main Drive, NW)
*Closest Metro: Takoma Metro Station*
*Bus Lines: 52, 53, 54, 70, 79*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the ribbon cutting, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).