• IUPAT endorses Congresswoman Holmes
    for her commitment to investing to rebuild America

    IUPAT endorses Congresswoman Holmes

    On Thursday, October 2, 2014 Congresswoman Holmes Norton Joined members of The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 51 to tour a bridge project near L’Enfant plaza and learn more about the skill and work that goes into industrial painting jobs of this scale.

Hispanic Economic Development Organization

Endorses Muriel Bowser

Jose Sueiro
DC's Hispanic Contractor's Association (HCA) today announced its support for Muriel Bowser in the upcoming election for Mayor of the District of Columbia. The distinguished business owners on the Board of Directors of the organization unanimously agreed to endorse the candidate due to her outspoken support for small businesses in the city and her statements indicating her intent to strengthen the CBE law and the Dept. of Small & Local Business Development.

What is The Construction Alliance?

We are a coalition of small and medium sized, DC area based companies in the construction and contracting field who've banded together to increase our share of public and private development and construction funds in the metropolitan region. Our coalition is composed of businesses affiliated with Anacostia Economic Development Corporation and DC Hispanic Contractor's Association. Our partners are CHOICE, a program of the National Building Trades Council with whom we collaborate on the Construction Academy, a pilot program with DC government that will stimulate the creation and increase the capacity of small businesses in the sector.

Healthy Cities Invest in Mixed Income Neighborhoods:

How DC Housing Development Policies are Skewed

By William Jordan

“Any new development needs investors, and we cannot get that if the reward doesn’t     justify the risk,” says Bozzuto. “Affordable housing, by its very nature, when it’s built,     the return is de minimis. What you’re seeing is, capital flows to where it works. So what’s     left is public subsidy.” - Toby Bozzuto, President The Bozzuto Group

The hubris of Toby Bozzuto combined with the specious and ahistorical account of recent housing dynamics by Lydia DePillis would make this recent article in the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/08/19/why-its-so-hard-to-find-a-cheap-apartment-in-washington-d-c/) laughable except we often hear the same line spouted by DC policy makers. Mr Bozzuto's, "let them eat cake, 1980's greed is good" sentiments ignores a decade of company's like Bozzuto's feeding off of affordability and other public subsidies originally designed to support the development of Healthy Mixed Income DC Neighbors instead being used to support higher luxury apartment rents. Contrary to popular myth, DC's abandonment of its commitment to Mixed Income Neighborhoods slowed growth in population, jobs and healthy neighborhoods.

‘Butterfly Children’: Family Reunification

and Legal Representation for Child Migrants

Karen Vanegas
This situation has led Lori Kaplan, Director of the Latin American Youth Center to state, "I have to believe that our nation will care. I have to believe our leaders will do the right thing." The DMV Coalition of local immigrant support groups ask that people join them every Monday at St. John’s Church in Lafayette Square 1525 H St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005  6:30pm - 7:30pm, and together walk to the White House to demand discontinuance of deportations and legal representation for migrant children fleeing violence.

Our Reasons

for Supporting the Stadium Deal

Jose Sueiro
Maria Patricia Corrales and Jose Sueiro, President and Manager of D.C. Hispanic Contractor’s Association respectively, testified this week before the Economic Development Committee of DC City Council chaired by Councilwoman Muriel Bowser on the proposed Washington DC soccer stadium project. Ms. Corrales gave her testimony on Wednesday, July 23rd at the Reeves Center on 14th & U and Mr. Sueiro gave his testimony Thursday, July 24th at DCRA headquarters on 4th St. SW.
Maria Patricia Corrales
President, DC Hispanic Contractor’s Assoc.

Madame Chair and Members of the City Council, I’m here to say approve this plan and build this stadium now. I own Capital Construction; a District based CBE and I speak as President on behalf of the entire DC Hispanic Contractor’s Association (DCHCA) membership in support of this project.
We want to participate in building the stadium, the new building at 14th & U and the new municipal center in Anacostia.

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