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11th Street Bridge Park Announces Closing Cost Assistance Program for First-Time Homebuyers in Ward 8

Washington, D.C. – Today,​ the 11th Street Bridge Park​ – a partnership between the local non-profit Building Bridges Across the River and the District government – announced a new Closing Cost Assistance Program funded through a $50,000 donation from GEICO to expand access to home ownership and wealth creation for low-to-moderate income residents in Ward 8. The program will help alleviate the burden for first-time homebuyers in Ward 8 by covering up to $2,500 in closing cost fees for residents at 100 percent median family income or lower.

11th Street Bridge Park Announces Selection of Major Commissioned Artwork by Martha Jackson Jarvis and Njena Surae Jarvis

On February 16, 2022, ​ the 11th Street Bridge Park​—a partnership between the local non-profit Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) and the District government—announced the selection of Anacostia’s Sunrise/Sunset Portals by DC-based artists Martha Jackson Jarvis and Njena Surae Jarvis of Jackson Jarvis Studio as the park’s first and largest commissioned artwork. – East City Art

Opinion: A bridge-turned-park in Southeast can be a national example of how to reconnect communities

Largely overlooked in President Biden’s economic recovery and infrastructure plan is sweeping effort to reconnect communities divided by urban highways. The $20 billion in aid Biden proposed in his American Jobs Plan would be a historic effort to correct the racism in how we built our highway system and lay the groundwork for reinvigorating neighborhoods… – The Washington Post