Community Resources & Transparency

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 (ANCs)

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. 

Address Look-Up Tools

Find Your In-Boundary School -

DC Master Address Repository -

DC Office of Planning Property Quest Database -

DC Zoning Map -

DC Government

Office of the Mayor -

Council of the District of Columbia -

Watch Council Hearings LIVE -

Metropolitan Police Department - 

DC Register -

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)

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 -

The Golden Triangle BID -

The Dupont Circle BID -

Main Streets DC 

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 - 

Logan Circle Main Street -  

Senior Villages

Foggy Bottom Village - 

Dupont Circle Village -

Georgetown Village -

Homeless Services in Ward 2

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:

Emergency Services:

  • Department of Behavioral Health 24/7 Access Helpline: For those experiencing a psychiatric emergency, trauma, or showing signs of a mental health crisis or substance use disorder, 1-888-793-4357.
  • Shelter Hotline: For those in need of shelter or a welfare check, provides transportation to emergency shelters, cooling centers or hospitals. (202) 399-7093 from 8am-12am Monday-Sunday or call 311 after hours.

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.

  • Support for Homeless Veterans: 202-658-9599
  • Support for 18–24-year-old youth: 202-631-5008
  • LGBTQ Youth (SMYAL): 202-709-5876

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)

Housing and Utility Assistance

STAY DC (Website)

Stay DC (FAQs)

Community News and Blogs

Stay up to date on what's happening in Ward 2!

The Georgetowner

The West End Flyer

The George Washington Hatchet 

The Georgetown Hoya

Is there a Ward 2 resource missing from our list? If so, please notify us via email.

Government Transparency

Meeting: Pepco

Date: July 23, 2020 


  • Introduction of Brooke Pinto
  • Introduction of Donna Cooper
  • Discussion of Ward 2
  • Discussion of the services Pepco provides including utility assistance programs

Meeting: Pepco

Date: February 10, 2021


  • Overview of the Washington DC Economic Partnership vision and mission
  • Introduction to the Board of Directors
  • COVID-19 relief for businesses
  • Summary of Development projects in Ward 2 completed in 2019 and 2020, currently under construction, and in the pipeline
  • Summary of new businesses opened in Ward 2

Meeting: Pepco

Date: June 4, 2021


  • Public Health Emergency and how to ensure residents who are behind on payments are protected.

Meeting: Pepco

Date: July 29, 2022

Discussion: Pepco informed Councilmember Pinto that a new case was going to be filed by the PSC addressing Pepco's plans to raise rates.

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