I appreciate your response. Please note that Councilmember At-Large White’s office is copied on this email chain along with others to maintain a point of transparency with regards to the ongoing “ridiculous” and “unacceptable” matters at the Woodberry Village apartment community.
The “accountability” meeting that you are inquiring about has no agenda. As the language from Ms. Hill suggests, this is a follow-up meeting from the zoom call with Commander Branch and Captain Taylor of 7th District Police department, to confirm Capital Realty’s assertion on April 27th, 2022, that they will have the “life threatening” occurrences at Woodberry Village better managed with the implementation of “off duty” MPD officers within a thirty (30) day period, as well as have all buildings properly secured.
Ms. Hill is concerned that because the OAG’s office continues to “not act” appropriately in the overall matters that continue to disintegrate at the property, they have irresponsibly allowed the Capital Realty Group and their representatives to believe that they don’t have to properly be accountable to the very serious “demands” made by Ms. Hill for proper security protocols at the property. The meeting request and emailed message were sent to Ms. Brown at Capital Realty and copied to all relevant parties, fyi. To date Ms. Brown and Capital Realty ownership have ignored this repeated request.
With regards to your further inquiry regarding the OAG’s office, please note all of the following regarding the tenant association’s President Ms. Hill and our advocacy team’s sentiment:
The OAG has not acted in “good faith” in the ongoing matters involving Woodberry Village tenants. The OAG falsely represented to members in this process that they were seeking to build a case for receivership. The OAG’s office and DCRA were notified on March 16th, 2022 of the following documented infractions at the property.(listed below) On March 16th, 2022 the OAG’s office was also made aware of our concerns surrounding their “suspicious” choice to conduct inspections without properly verifying the units that were in question and still in need of inspection and enforcement, with the tenant association President Ms Hill or her “formally” designated team of advocates. The OAG chose not to respond to that emailed correspondence for obvious reasons.
Unfortunately, although Councilmember At-Large White has communicated his support for the Woodberry Village tenant’s plight, he fumbled and misstepped as well. On January 27th, he promised the tenant’s that “heads would roll ”. The Woodberry Tenant Association also provided At-Large Council Member White with a list of tenant demands on January 27th, 2022 which to date have not been met or acknowledged as being worked on. The cycle of disrepair and “no” legal or governmental accountability continues for Capital Realty. Why?
Additionally the OAG’s continued demonstration of questionable actions and “inactions” calls for measures on a level of oversight that obviously At-Large Councilman White is unable or “unwilling” to implement.
Since our advocacy team’s efforts began in February 2021 the OAG and his team have conspired to help Capital Realty remain in a position of “slumlord” demonstrated behavior by using “forced compliance”strategies with documented, criminal violations in hopes that they would not have to “honor” the tenant’s formal request to have Capital Realty removed for violations of the law.
I nor Mr. Redd understand why so many “trustworthy” District officials would continue to act with “ill intentions”, placing the well-being and mental health of so many “oppressed” low-income citizens in elongated periods of distress and life altering circumstances without care for the law and without the absence of the “usual” pay for play, or discriminatory remnants “lurking”.
The OAG has not proven to be trustworthy with regards to the violation of the human rights of all of the Woodberry Village tenants and their children who “cried out” for help and received “shameful and non-transparent responses during a pandemic for almost 2 years now. That is very unfortunate and unacceptable.
Ms. Hill as well as our advocacy team are more than convinced that the OAG’s office has no intentions of building a case. If in fact they were interested it would have been done. The OAG and At-Large White’s office have been provided with more than enough information to act. The OAG’s office has ignored the safety and health hazards of this entire community, and is suspected of being guilty of colluding to keep a Jewish slumlord in position to “suppress” and “oppress” our District citizens of color whom he, the OAG has been sworn to protect.
It is very dangerous to operate in this manner. We will not stop until you all “reverse” your courses of action and “do the right thing”! The OAG and everyone in their office associated with this mess should be “fired”, “removed”, and “forced” to live in the same conditions that these Woodberry Village families have and are still being subjected to.
Please stop expecting the tenants of Woodberry Village to keep “rolling over” while the OAG and members of the Council continue to ignore and rob them of their dignity.
“Egregious” you say? Please ask the OAG and all “interested” professionals who have had more than enough “ammo” to act, to stop being so unaccountable! It is a disgrace!
All available and relevant correspondence will continue to be brought before the court of “public opinion” until such time that the Woodberry Tenant Association is successful at bringing all criminally violated charges before this ownership in a court of law.
No justice! No Peace!