Today, the Bowser Administration, together with the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) and Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau, held an Elder Housing Resource Forum at the Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center in Ward 1.
More than 80 senior Washingtonians received actionable information and resources on how to age affordably, safely and with dignity in their homes and communities. Families, friends and community stakeholders gained access to vital government and non-profit resources targeting the housing needs of the aging population of the District. The Forum is the third in a series held by the Department in Wards throughout the District.
“In keeping with Mayor Bowser’s vision for an age-friendly DC, the Elder Housing Resource Forum addressed housing topics that are vital to District seniors; these topics included property tax services, emergency and affordable housing, and foreclosure mitigation and mediation,” said DISB Commissioner Stephen C. Taylor.
The Forum was presented in partnership with AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly, DC Housing Finance Agency, Department of Housing and Community Development, Office of the Tenant Advocate, Housing Counseling Services, Inc. and Clergy for Community Wealth Preservation.
See event photos below.
The mission of the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking is three-fold: (1) cultivate a regulatory environment that protects consumers and attracts and retains financial services firms to the District; (2) empower and educate residents; and (3) support the development and expansion of business. Visit DISB online at disb.dc.gov.
(L to R): Commissioner Stephen Taylor, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and Director Michelle Singleton host today’s Elder Housing Resource Forum
District Seniors attending the Elder Housing Resource Forum at Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center in Ward 1
Nonprofit Panel (L to R): William Milko, Business Development Manager, District Housing Finance Agency, Eduardo Flores, Foreclosure Prevention Coordinator, Housing Counseling Services, Inc. and Bryony Coiner, Staff Attorney, Legal Counsel for the Elderly.
Government Panel (L to R): Sarah Imhulse, Single Family Residential Program Manager, Department of Housing and Community Development, Brian Williams, Associate Commissioner for Banking, DISB and Harrison J. Magy, Esq., Attorney Advisor, Office of the Tenant Advocate.