Community Updates

Topic1: FEMA Funeral Reimbursement

The FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program will launch in April. FEMA is reimbursing up to $7,000.00 for COVID-19 funerals. To any family member who paid for a funeral. Please keep funeral documentation. COVID-19 Funeral Assistance.

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Topic2: All DC residents ages 16 and up are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. DC Government employees, contractors and volunteers who are DC residents are called upon to pre-register for a vaccination appointment today.

Maryland and Virginia have also opened vaccine eligibility to their residents ages 16 and up. DC Government employees, contractors and volunteers are encouraged to pre-register with and get vaccinated in their state of residence.

To preregister for the vaccine in your state:

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine in the District, and to sign-up for regular updates on the availability of appointments, visit

Topic3: Need assistance paying rent and utilities

Renters and housing providers can apply for rental and electric, gas and water bill assistance at, Applicants can call the STAY DC Call Center at 8334STAYDC for support throughout their application process, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm.

Back Rent – funding can be used to pay rent going back to April 1st, 2020
Upcoming Rent – Money can be used to pay forward rent up to 3 months at a time.
Utility Expenses – Water, Gas and electric expenses can be paid on behalf of yourself.
Extended Support – Housing support is available for up to 18 months, per tenant.


Construction will resume during the permitted hours of 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday with Saturday work as needed. Cars will need to be removed by 9:30 a.m. where restricted parking signs reside. Flaggers will be on site to help residents with access to the street as needed. Work will be covered with steel plates after hours. Construction is projected to end on 1100 First Street over the Summer.  These timeframes are subject to change due to weather and permitting requirements. 

Week of 4/26 Construction

1100 block of First Street NW 
Temporary restoration

Week of 5/3 Construction

1100 block of First Street NW
Continue excavation 

Topic5: Questions or concerns for ANC Commissioner Blackson

Contact her
At (276) 243 – 1063 or by email:
6E ANC Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of Every month, please join us for the next ANC meeting at 6:30 pm. Go on ANC 6E website for the zoom link information.