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NAHT Board Holding an Emergency Meeting with HUD over Museum Square

Photo courtesy of WUSA.com.

Photo courtesy of WUSA9.com.

The NAHT Board will be meeting on Friday, October 2, 2015 with senior HUD officials including Milan Ozdinec, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Housing and Voucher Programs. Ozdinec is the point person at HUD for the Museum Square crisis.

During the meeting, NAHT will push for the the recognition of enhanced vouchers, the Right to Organize and the Right to Remain.

Washington, DC’s Channel 9 report on the Museum Square Rally. Click the link below.

http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/dc/2015/09/30/chinatown-apartment-residents-fight-planned-demolition/73126444/

Background on the Fight to Save Museum Square

WAMU, the local NPR affiliate in Washington, DC, has put together a helpful “Explainer” that outlines the history and issues surrounding the ongoing battle over Museum Square. The online article can be found at:

http://wamu.org/news/15/09/29/museum_square_and_the_fight_for_affordable_housing_in_dc_an_explainer

Museum Square Tenants Rally To Save Their Homes on September 30, 2015

(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Washington Post coverage of yesterday’s Museum Square rally organized by NAHT, CAPACD, APALA and other partners. NAHT’s Board joined the rally and march in support of the Museum Square Tenants Organization, a NAHT member.
Pictured in the photo are tenant leader Jenny Tang and her daughter Jasmine, age 9. Click the link below to read the story.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/despite-losing-hud-subsidy-residents-of-chinatown-building-wont-be-evicted/2015/09/30/1bd02f38-67a4-11e5-9223-70cb36460919_story.html

NAHT Discusses Efforts to Save Museum Square on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

Museum Square, Google

Museum Square, Google Street View

NAHT’s Rachel Johnson appeared on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 with Museum Square tenant Jenny Tang and organizer Sam Jewler. The audio of the program is now available. Click the link below to listen.

http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2015-09-29/the-fight-for-affordable-housing-in-d-c-s-chinatown?