Property Auction Set

More than 9,100 commercial and residential properties in the District with unpaid taxes will be auctioned off at the annual public tax sale beginning Monday unless the property owners pay taxes due, according to the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue. The past-due taxes total $55 million.

The sale is scheduled for Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day, at 941 North Capitol St. NE. The Washington Post published an advertising supplement on June 17 listing the properties to be auctioned off. They can also be accessed online at

Once the sale is complete, the office will conduct another auction of 732 sites offered at last year's sale that were not redeemed. This additional auction will continue each weekday, holidays not included, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until each property has been offered.

For information about the status of a property, or to register for either auction, call the Office of Tax and Revenue Customer Service Center at 202-727-4829, or go to the Customer Service Center at 941 North Capitol St. NE.

Summer Curfew Hours

Teenagers in the District age 17 and younger will have their normal 11 p.m. curfew extended to 12:01 a.m. throughout the month of August.

After 12:01 a.m., teens are not allowed to be in public unless they are participating in work, school, religious, civic or organized recreational activities. This curfew applies to all young people in the District and is not exclusive to District residents.

Curfew violators will be taken home or held at a District police station until they can be picked up by a parent or guardian. Those violating the curfew who are age 12 and younger, and 13- to 16-year-olds who are not picked up by 6 a.m., will be taken to the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency.

Repeated violations can result in community service. Parents or guardians are subject to a fine, community service, or both. The details of the District's summer curfew can be found online at

Grant Offered to Aid Elderly

The D.C. Office on Aging is offering a grant of up to $483,700 for a single organization that will offer Ward 8 residents 60 and older a variety of services, including counseling, health promotion, nutrition advice, transportation and more.

Those applying for the grant are expected to pay special attention to minorities with great economic and social needs. Organizations eligible for the grant, both nonprofit and for-profit, must be located within the District boundaries to apply.

The official request for application will be available Tuesday, with a submission deadline of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24. A pre-application workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 20, in the conference room, 441 Fourth St. NW, 940 South. Applications are available in the same building. The request can also be accessed online no later than July 19 at, as well as at