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Residents of Brookland Manor, a largely low-income apartment complex in Northeast, are suing their owner over redevelopment plans they fear could displace them. The conflict sheds light on a bigger problem in D.C.: the lack of affordable rental housing that’s appropriately sized for big families. A study by the Urban Institute last year found that four- and five-bedroom units make up just 8 and 4 percent of available rental housing in the District.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
On the 20th anniversary of the opening of D.C.’s first charter school, how does the relationship between the public and charter sectors stand? [WAMU]
Demand for Uber and Lyft rides is up 25 and 15 percent, respectively, during SafeTrack. [Post]
The District is moving to dismiss a lawsuit over taxes owed on the new Trump Hotel. [Politico]
Over 300 computers have been stolen from D.C. Public Schools in the past three years. [NBC4]
A tree fell on a car in Rock Creek Park, trapping a driver during rush hour yesterday. [WUSA9]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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“Light Wishes Only to Be Land”: A new survey of landscape art at the Arlington Arts Center.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
Mary Cheh wants a hearing on DGS shake-up. [WAMU]
McMillan development advances. [WCP]
Deborah Simmons tells parents to turn out to hearings on Kaya Henderson replacement. [Times]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
Shocker: A lot of people really, really want to go to the African American Museum when it opens. [Post]
Meet Goat Rodeo, D.C.’s independent podcast network. [DCist]
Check out a new GoldLink song, “Love.” [Bandwidth]
Photos of Downtown Boys, Big Hush, and Bad Moves at the Rock & Roll Hotel last week. [DC Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? email@example.com)
The soap opera level drama at the Trump Hotel. [Washingtonian]
Could The Wharf get a restaurant from Roberto Santibañez. [WBJ]
Check out the menu from a 1916 dinner in the Willard. [Post]
Recounting Masseria’s first year in business. [Eater]
Get in your last trip to Cappy’s Crabs. [PoPville]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
The District is converting half a dozen shoddily flipped homes into affordable housing. [WAMU]
D.C.’s white working class mostly lives outside of the District, unlike those of other cities. [Greater Greater Washington]
The D.C. Housing Authority taught girls to code to help bridge “the digital divide.” [Technical.ly]
Metro has launched free WiFi service for a limited time at six stations. [Borderstan]
UDC’s largely useless residence for the university’s president gets a homebuyer. [UrbanTurf]