Howard China

Year Completed: 2014
Neighborhood: Georgia Avenue
Improvements: New Sign, New Door, New Storefront
Budget: $50k+
Funds: Community Development Block Grant

As part of our services with the Mayor's Office of Asian Pacific Islander Affairs, we try to work with Asian-owned businesses who want to repair their buildings but may experience language or cultural barriers. With Howard China, MoAPIA provided translation services and we provided drawings for starters. Once the owner approved drawings and provided their contribution, we obtained bids and coordinated the contractors. In this case, we used all DC-based trades to get this project done. This was a success because all the groups came together