by Marjorie Rachlin Early fall means harvest time at the community gardens on Sedgwick Street. It’s been a good summer despite the heat and drought – tomatoes have done well, and people are picking squash, eggplant, beans, peppers and several exotic vegetables, as well as basil and other herbs. Okra plants, eight feet tall, are […]
Welcome Forest Hills high-risers! We are a vital and diverse community of 31 high-rises, consisting of 18 apartment buildings, 10 condominiums and 3 cooperatives. We even have one low-rise garden apartment community in our midst.
- North - Bordered by Nebraska Avenue, includes Archstone Connecticut Heights and the Ellicott House.
- South - Just below Tilden Street, including Sedgwick Gardens and 3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW.
- East - The Archstone Consulate and the entire Van Ness complex representing all three types of high-rises: Van Ness East condominium, Van Ness North cooperative and Archstone Van Ness South apartments.
- West - Yuma Gardens on Yuma Street - our one garden apartment community.
by Barbara Cline Did you know that DC renters have the right to request relocation assistance from their landlord if they are displaced by a substantial rehabilitation of their unit? In 2009, a renter in the Connecticut House was undergoing cancer treatments that resulted in a compromised immune system. When mold was discovered behind a […]
by Deidre Bannon Current Newspapers correspondent Reprinted, with permission, from the May 6th edition of the Northwest Current. Download the newspaper here. As Washington springs forward into the summer months, two local communities are looking to harness the sun’s power by installing solar panels on homes. In Ward 2, about 50 residents have formed a […]
by Barbara Cline (DC has set the 2016 rent increase at 2%, and it’s 0% for seniors and those with disabilities. Read about it here.) As a member of the Citizens Advisory Group of Iona Senior Services, I attended Mayor Bowser’s “Talking Transition DC Town Meeting” in January. This forum was held to let the […]
by Emmy Elfin Some blizzard, I said to myself when last Tuesday dawned. But it was still my kind of weather and I couldn’t wait to go out. There must be some polar bear in my DNA, according to my companion. I’m no fan of deep water and I never swim, but a couple of […]
by Barbara Cline I see them and often wish I lived there, too: Those amenity-rich new high-rises, featuring top-of-the-line appliances, on-site fitness studios and luxurious lounge areas. So why don’t I move from my amenity-poor 1958 high-rise and join the party? Because high-rises built in DC after 1975 have no rent control. The additional rental […]
by Barbara Cline Last month, the DC Rental Housing Commission announced that the 2014 Consumer Price Index for urban workers (CPI-W) will be 1.4%. This percentage is the basis for the 2014 rent increases for the approximately 79,000 DC rent-controlled apartments, effective from May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015. Ward 3 has 16.2%, or […]
Most of us are familiar with the concept of the carbon cap-and-trade for emissions control. The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) is the first city in the U.S. to establish a stormwater cap-and-trade market called Stormwater Retention Credit trading. Evan Branosky, the DDOE environmental specialist in charge of this program, tells us about this […]
There’s a new grocer in town, and it’s not like the rest. The only way to shop at Relay Foods is to go online. Then, you pick up your purchases at one of several locations around the area. Or, you can pay a fee and have the items delivered to you. Relay also works with […]
by Barbara Cline This Saturday, I will be attending the 6th Annual Tenant & Tenant Association Summit at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University. I encourage all renters – whether renting an apartment, condo, co-op or room(s) in a private home – to attend as well, because many renters are unaware of their many […]