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JBG and Yachad Join Forces

If you have driven around the Ft. Totten Metro area lately in upper Northeast, you may have noticed the development going up on the corner of South Dakota Ave. and Riggs Rd. JBG Companies is working to put up a large commercial development on that plot of land to invigorate the community. JBG will also be working not more than two blocks away from that construction site, this time with Yachad, on a very important affordable housing project. Yachad has been working closely with the tenant board as well as UDC Law School to assure that the 2nd Street 42-Unit Apartment Building remains affordable and in good condition for low-income DC residents. On Wednesday, August 24th, nearly 50 employees of JBG will be working with Yachad to repair the vacant units in the building- painting, cleaning and helping to get the units move-in-ready for a low-income resident or family. JBG’s projects will truly come “together” when the residents at the apartments use the commercial development after its completion.

Check back after August 24th for photos from the day.

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