At the June 6th meeting, we will vote on up to three Eckington nonprofit organizations to receive funding (a total of $15,000) from the Eckington Yards Community Benefits Agreement.

The possible organizations include:

Coalition for the Homeless, Inc (Operates Emery Work Bed Program)

District Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc. (DASH)

So Others Might Eat, operates Shalom House

Pathways to Housing DC

Regional Addiction Prevention, INC

For a description of these organizations, visit

If you would like to suggest a different organization, please email Vernon at no later than Saturday to include the organization on a voting ballot. You may write in an organization that is not on the ballot, as long as it meets the following criteria.

The organization must be must be a nonprofit organization in good/current 501c3 status, and must be an organization specifically devoted to substance abuse prevention and/or ending/combating homeliness.

The Eckington Civic Association must vote on these organizations on June 6th so that they can be specified in the documents going to the Zoning commission the following week.