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DISB Hosts Elder Housing Forum for Faith Community

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Washington, DC —Today, the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) held its first Elder Housing Resource Forum to provide the faith community with vital information and access to government and non-profit resources. Among the District’s 700,000 residents, approximately 12 percent— 84,000—are age 65 or older.

“In keeping with Mayor Bowser’s vision for an age-friendly DC, the Elder Housing Resource Forum was developed to address housing topics that are important to seniors and connect seniors to vital resources,” said Stephen C. Taylor, Commissioner of DISB. “These topics include the HomeSaver Program, property tax services, emergency and affordable housing, and foreclosure mitigation.”

The forum provided faith community leaders with resources to assist seniors age safely, comfortably and affordably in their homes and communities. The event was held in partnership with the Clergy for Community Wealth Preservation and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. More than 150 faith leaders and seniors gathered to hear presentations from agencies that included DISB, the DC Department of Housing and Community Development, the DC Office of the Tenant Advocate, the DC Office on Aging, AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly, the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development, the DC Housing Finance Agency, Housing Counseling Services, Inc. and the United Planning Organization.

The forum was held in Ward 4 at Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center, 324 Kennedy Street NW, Washington, DC, 20011.

See event photos below.

About DISB

The mission of the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking is two-fold: 1) to protect consumers by providing equitable, thorough, efficient and prompt regulatory supervision of the financial services companies, firms and individuals operating in the District of Columbia; and 2) develop and improve market conditions to attract and retain financial services firms to the District of Columbia. Visit DISB online at disb.dc.gov.

 

Brandon Todd
Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd


Elder Housing Resource Forum attendees.


Elder Housing Resource Forum attendees.

Idriys Abdullah and Stephen C. Taylor
Forum moderator Idriys Abdullah and DISB Commissioner Stephen C. Taylor.

Cynthia DuRantCynthia DuRant, Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Clarence Cross
Dr. Clarence Cross, Clergy for Community Wealth Preservation