Anacostia residents will get energy conservation workshops to teach them how to read thermostats and insulate their homes. Far East Community Services will develop a center in Ward 7 to provide community education, emergy services, neighborhood museum, a credit union, and a day care center for the elderly.
Part of the Georgia Avenue commercial strip between Florida and Missouri Avenue NW will be revitalized. The Stanton Park Neighborhood Association will develop a land use survey and a plan to demonstrate that residents can carry out this type of planning.
Those are only four of the 19 innovative proposals that the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development yesterday announced it will fund for a total of slightly more that a million dollars. The projects were selected from 58 proposals submitted from all sections of the city, except Ward 3.
Funds for the projects were set aside from 1976 and 1977 federal community development block grant money, according to a city spokesman. Various Advisory Neighborhood Commissions and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have final approval.
The grants covered a wide range of areas. Projects include a citywide housing service to encourage public housing youths to attend college, the rehabilitation of several residential buildings, group residences for the elderly, assistance in forming lower income housing cooperatives, and tenant counseling programs.
There is also a grant that will enable the Museum of African Art to finish painting on its adjacent alley walls an earth-toned mural in the abstract geometric pattern of a South African tribe.