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Mayor Vincent C. Gray to Announce Live Near Your Work Partnership with Gallaudet and American University

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WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray will announce the kickoff of the District’s Live Near Your Work pilot program with the award of grants to Gallaudet University and American University to encourage their employees to purchase homes near their jobs in the District. He will be joined by:

· T. Alan Hurwitz, President, Gallaudet University

· Linda Argo, Assistant Vice President of External Relations and Strategic Initiatives, American University

· Harriet Tregoning, Director, Office of Planning

WHEN: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

11:30 a.m.


WHERE: Gallaudet University
College Hall, Room 208
800 Florida Avenue NE


BACKGROUND: Live Near Your Work is the District’s matching homeownership grant program developed by the D.C. Office of Planning. Grants will be paired with contributions by major D.C. employers toward down-payment and closing costs for employees who purchase a home in the District near their job or close to mass-transit stations.