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Edgewood Commons Ribbon-Cutting to Kick Off First Ever ‘D.C. Community Development Week’

On October 11 CPDC along with Washington D.C. housing leaders will celebrate milestones in housing and community development in D.C.’s Edgewood-Brookland neighborhood. District Department of Housing and Community Development Director Polly Donaldson will present a Mayoral Proclamation deeming October 10-14 D.C. Community Development Week. 

Next week, CPDC will host a ribbon cutting at its flagship property Edgewood Commons to mark the completion of Edgewood Commons I, the second phase of a five-year, $50 million effort to revitalize the campus into an open, vibrant, engaged and economically diverse community.Edgewood-Commons-Invitewebsite

The ribbon-cutting will also kick-off the first ever D.C. Community Development Week.

Led by the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development (CNHED), a member association that supports the housing and economic development industry across the District, Community Development Week will highlight the activities and impact of those whose work creates a D.C. where all residents can live and thrive.

“During D.C. Community Development Week, District leaders, CNHED and others will recognize the spectrum of organizations working hard to preserve and build thriving communities, characterized by affordable housing, jobs, services and other opportunities in the midst of rapid development in the District,” said Steve Glaude, CNHED President and CEO.

D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Director Polly Donaldson will present a Mayoral Proclamation at the Edgewood Commons ribbon-cutting designating October 10-14 Community Development Week.

The evolution of Edgewood Commons into an engaged and economically diverse campus exemplifies CPDC’s strategic focus on community development, said CPDC President and CEO Mike Pitchford.

“In the face of rapid gentrification in the Edgewood-Brookland neighborhood, CPDC is committed to more than preserving critical affordable housing; we are equally invested in ensuring residents and local community members grow and thrive by offering programs, services, and resources that ensure the long-term sustainability of the larger community,” Pitchford said.

To learn more about D.C. Community Development Week: https://www.cnhed.org/a-community-of-leaders/community-development-week/.

For more information on CPDC’s reinvestment in Edgewood Commons: https://www.cpdc.org/live-with-us/our-communities/reinvesting-in-edgewood-commons/.

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