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Volume 6                                                                               

February 13, 2012


IN THIS EDITION - Happy Holidays!!
OVA Performance Hearing
Special Needs Housing Hearing Schedule
Employment Opportunity
News You can Use
Mayor's Youth Town Hall Meeting
Thank a Veteran - National Salute to Veterans
Honoring our African American Veterans - Black History Month    

Greetings -  As we celebrate Black History month, it's important to honor our  African-American men and women who have served in our armed forces throughout American history and currently serving today! 


 OVA Performance Hearing - Scheduled for February 15th 

The Committee on Aging and Community Affairs will conduct the hearing on the performance of the Office of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday, February 15. Members of the public can, and are encouraged to testify. For those wishing to testify, please contact Garret King, Committee on Aging and Community Affairs at 202-724-8045 or gking@dccouncil.us.

Date: Feb. 15
Time: 11:00 AM
Council Chamber Room 500
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit written testimony in advance of each hearing to Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council of the District of Columbia; Suite 5; John A. Wilson Building; 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.; Washington, DC 20004.

If a written statement cannot be provided prior to the day of the hearing, please have at least 20 copies of your written statement available on the day of the hearing for immediate distribution to the Council.  The hearing record will close two business days following the conclusion of each respective hearing.  Persons submitting written statements for the record should observe this deadline.

For more information about the Council's budget performance oversight hearing schedule please contact the Council's Office of the Budget Director at (202) 724-8139.  

Special Needs Housing - Hearing Schedule


The hearings will help form a basis for developing the District's draft "Consolidated Plan for the District of Columbia Fiscal Year 2013 Action Plan" and the spending priorities utilizing federal entitlement funds.  DHCD, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health will each provide input into the plan. 




Wednesday, February 15, 2012 ~ 1:00 pm

Focus: Special Needs Housing

(includes housing needs for the homeless, persons with disabilities and persons living with AIDS)

1800 Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue, SE,  1st Floor Conference Room


Tuesday, February 21, 2012 ~ 6:30 pm

1800 Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue, SE,  1st Floor Conference Room


Wednesday, February 29, 2012 ~ 6:30 pm

Israel Baptist Church, 1251 Saratoga Avenue, NE


Thursday, March 8, 2012 ~ 6:30 pm

Frank D. Reeves Municipal Building, 2000 14th Street, NW, 2nd Floor Community Room


District of Columbia residents who would like to present oral testimony are encouraged to register in advance either by e-mail at DHCD.EVENTS@dc.gov

or by calling 202.442.4382 or 442-7251.  

Washington Nationals Ball Park Employment Opportunity 

Nationals Employment Opportunity 
Veterans For Your Information.....
Over 500 Vets Hired at Vet's Hiring Fair 

HUD Properties Available for Homeless Services


VA Budget Request Tops $140 Billion for Veterans Programs 


VA Announces - Veterans Health Benefits Handbook


Mayor Vincent C. Gray's Youth Town Hall - February 18th 

Come Join Mayor Vincent C. Gray's Youth Town Hall

  • Are you age 21 or under?
  • Do you want your voice to be heard?
  • Do you want to make a difference in your community?


If yes to all of the above, then Mayor Gray wants to hear from you! Come share your ideas on issues that impact youth in the District of Columbia.


Date: Saturday February 18, 2012 

Time: 12:30PM - 2:30PM

Location: Columbia Heights Community Center

1480 Girard Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20009


Questions?  Want to RSVP a resource table for your youth organization at this event?


Contact the D.C. Youth Advisory Council Office at 202.727.7966, or email at dcyac@dc.gov. Follow us on twitter @influenceyouth.


If you require translation or interpretation services, please call 202.442.8150.


Thank a Vet! In honor of the "National Salute to Veterans", February 12-18,

DCVAMC will host a series of events throughout the Medical Center. The National Salute is held annually during the week of Valentine's Day to pay tribute to our Nation's Veterans. The "Salute" encourages citizens to visit hospitalized Veterans and perhaps even become a Medical Center volunteer. 
For information, please contact the National Salute Coordinators, Ms. Zina Smith (202) 745-8228 or Ms. Maureen M. Flynn (202) 745-8258.


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