The Woodberry Project
The Woodberry Project
Healthy DC & Me Leadership Coalition
United Nations Community Humanitarian Forum
Ronald Reagan Building
Friday, June 10, 2022
16 y.o. Justin Johnson was just gunned down. Woodberry Village is where he took his last breath. We were on the phone with MPD, Tenant Association President, & Mngmnt. 2 mos. prior because of inadequate security at the property and elderly reported safety concerns
M.I. Mother’s Keeper
Good Afternoon Ms. Hamilton,
Thank you for your email. I am reaching out to obtain some additional information on the “accountability” meeting that you are attempting to set up. Please provide a meeting agenda and advise on who you are requesting to attend.
Additionally, and for the record, I contacted Mr. Redd (on 5/5 and 5/12) to solicit his assistance with scheduling inspections of the most egregious units at Woodberry.
The OAG has communicated to us that the common areas and 9 units were inspected back in March, and the findings didn’t warrant utilizing the Tenant Receivership Act. It is my understanding that Woodberry owners are being responsive and working to make necessary repairs, while the OAG continues with their efforts to build a case. To that end, this inspection is critical as it will allow the OAG to move their investigation/process forward. Are you and Mr. Redd available to assist in this effort?
Jennifer – If I’ve misstated any of the OAG’s actions or intentions, please clarify them here.
Andre Strickland | Constituent Services Director
Office of At-Large Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr.
Chair, Committee on Government Operations and Facilities
Council of the District of Columbia
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 107, Washington, DC 20004
Adding Argie Weatherington, who can add any information beyond the information you provided below. To clarify, we do not know whether the owner has cooperated in full. In no way are we denying there are conditions issues at Woodberry Village. The units our investigators inspected simply did not show conditions that rose to the level of a receivership action. If there are more units to see, that information would be very helpful to us at OAG. Thank you all for your care and concern for District tenants. We do want to help in whatever way makes sense given the proof we have.
· No heat or malfunctional heat.
· No a/c or malfunctional a/c.
· Leaking feces from the ceiling.
· Deficient doors.
· ADA violations & retaliatory behavior regarding.
· Property-wide “mail” negligence.
· Internal holes in the walls behind the stove and refrigerator.
· Missing connections for cable, telephone and other emergency and educational lifeline supports.
· Electrical hazards & deficiencies.
· Suspicious “Black” spots in their bathroom and bedroom areas “reappearing”.
· Peeling paint & walls.
The Woodberry Project”Documentary
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