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Washington, D.C.


A four-unit building is being renovated in Ivy City, one of six rehabilitations to be completed in Washington, D.C., as part of the 2010 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Six new houses will also be built.

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Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.

More than 200


Six new construction and six rehabs.

About the build site

Volunteers and partner families in Washington, D.C., will focus on uplifting the Ivy City neighborhood.

The neighborhood is a largely industrial triangle of land in the Northeast quadrant, bordered by New York Avenue, Gallaudet University and the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. It is historically one of the poorest pockets in the District, with a poverty rate of 44 percent and an unemployment rate of nearly 20 percent. The average family income is $18,000.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C., is working through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program to produce more than 50 mixed-income housing units in Ivy City. Habitat is also partnering with other community-based groups to transform the entire neighborhood into a safer, healthier place to live.

During the Carter Work Project, more than 200 volunteers will help kick-start this initiative, working on building new duplexes and rehabbing others. The nation’s capital will also play host to Habitat’s World Habitat Day gala on Monday, Oct. 4. Several other events are also scheduled during the week to tie into Habitat’s advocacy efforts, which are led from Habitat’s Office of Government Relations and Advocacy in Washington, D.C.

Habitat of Washington, D.C., was founded in 1988, and builds, rehabilitates and repairs houses in all four quadrants of the District.

For more information
, visit www.dchabitat.org.