Below are a list of resources for Ward 2 residents and District residents as a whole. For any questions or concerns, send our constituent services team a message.
Advisory Neighborhood Commissions
Address Look-Up Tools
DC Government Resources
Business Improvement Districts in Ward 2
Main Streets in Ward 2
Senior Villages - Foggy Bottom, Dupont Circle, and Georgetown
Homelessness Services (Emergency and Outreach Resources)
Housing and Utility Assistance
Community News and Blogs
An ANC is a non-partisan, neighborhood body made up of locally elected representatives called Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners. They are a unique feature of theDistrict's Home Rule Charter. The Commissioners, who serve two-year terms without pay, are elected at DCElections in November in even-numbered years (e.g. 2016). The ANCs we re-established to bring government closer to the people, and to bring the people closer to government. In addition to providing people with a greater say in the matters that affect their neighborhoods, ANCs were intended to end the duplication of effort caused by the proliferation of special advisory groups. The ANCs' main job is to be their neighborhood's official voice in advising the District government (and Federal agencies) on things that affect their neighborhoods.Although they are not required to follow the ANCs' advice, District agencies are required to give the ANCs' recommendations "great weight."Moreover, District law says that agencies cannot take any action that will significantly affect a neighborhood unless they give the affected ANCs 30 days advance notice. This includes zoning, streets, recreation, education, social services, sanitation, planning, safety, budget, and health services. The ANCs may also initiate recommendations for improving city services, conduct neighborhood improvement programs, and monitor resident complaints The ANCs began operating in 1976.
Find Your In-Boundary School - http://find.myschooldc.org/
DC Master Address Repository - http://dcatlas.dcgis.dc.gov/mar/
DC Office of Planning Property Quest Database - http://propertyquest.dc.gov/
DC Zoning Map - http://maps.dcoz.dc.gov/
Office of the Mayor - http://mayor.dc.gov/
Council of the District of Columbia - http://dccouncil.us/
Watch Council Hearings LIVE - https://dccouncil.us/council-videos/
Metropolitan Police Department - http://mpdc.dc.gov
DC Register - https://www.dcregs.dc.gov/default.aspx/
Business Improvement District (BID) is a self-taxing district established by property owners to enhance the economic vitality of a specific commercial area. The tax is a surcharge to the real property tax liability and is collected by the District of Columbia. All revenues are returned entirely to the nonprofit organization managing the BID. Business and property owners control the BID and how funds are spent. There are currently 11 BIDs in the District of Columbia. The Department of Small and Local Business Development manages the certification of BIDs and the BID charter extension process.
The Downtown DC BID - https://www.downtowndc.org/
The Golden Triangle BID - https://goldentriangledc.com
The Dupont Circle BID - https://dupontcirclebid.org/
Main Streets is a comprehensive program that promotes the revitalization of business corridors in the District of Columbia. Created in 2002 through the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Main Streets serves as the city wide coordinating program that provides services and funding for the 24 Main Streets found in the District of Columbia. Main Streets' mission is to support the traditional retail corridors in the District. DC Main Streets is a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program. As a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program, DC Main Streets helps to lead a powerful, grassroots network consisting of over 40 Coordinating Programs and over 1,200 neighborhoods and communities across the country committed to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Each DC Main Streets program is organized and led by local volunteers and community development professionals. Each program has different operating structures as defined in their by-laws and operating procedure documents.
Georgetown Main Street - https://www.georgetownmainstreet.com/
Logan Circle Main Street - https://logancirclemainstreet.com/
Foggy Bottom Village - https://www.fbwevillage.org/
Dupont Circle Village - https://www.dupontcirclevillage.net/
Georgetown Village - https://www.georgetown-village.org/
Ward 2 is home to many neighbors experiencing homelessness. Homelessness is a complicated issue and we all must work together to help more residents move into permanent supportive housing and to ensure we all have access to the resources we need to live a dignified and healthy life. For those looking for support for yourself or another, please find below a list of resources:
Outreach Services (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.):
Outreach workers provide services to people experiencing homelessness with a focus on welfare checks, connection to medical support and providing supplies such as hand sanitizer, blankets, etc.
Food & Shower Services (Hours and services many vary during the pandemic):
Downtown Day Services Center: 1313 New York Avenue NW, To-go bagged lunches served 7 days a week (11 am-1 pm); vital services (shower, laundry) by appointment only, 202-383-8810
Miriam’s Kitchen (Western Presbyterian Church): 2401 Virginia Avenue (24th and G St, Basement), Breakfast (7 am-8 am), Dinner (4:30 pm-5:30 pm), Monday – Friday, 202-452-8926
Georgetown Ministry Clubhouse Drop-In Center: 1401 Wisconsin Avenue NW, 7 days a week (8 am-4 pm), 202-338-8301
So Others Might Eat (SOME): 71 O Street NW, Bagged meals “to go” available daily (7:30 am – 9:30 am)
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