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Construction and Design Developed and conducted the “Manna Way” program— a dia-

News Channel 8 coverage of Kelsey Gardens Story WASHINGTON POST coverage of Shaw Equitable Develop-

logue and learning forum for the construction and design staff to understand each others roles and responsibilities Completed Seekers Church & Transitional Housing Corp. proj-

ment Initiative ST. ANTHONY’S MESSENGER story on Chain Reaction SHELTERFORCE: “Voices From The Field” - Leadership of

ects Successfully advocated for reasonable regulations regarding lead-

Manna CDC WASHINGTON TIMES coverage of Manna CDC’s partner-

based paint compliance Applied for DC Apprenticeship Program registration

ship with DC Agenda on Equitable Development WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAl: “Manna to Brent-

Highlights & Accomplishments

Property Management and Homeowner Support

  • Manna education and recommendations resulted in Condo boards of Manna managed properties voting to raise their condo fees

  • In order to keep condo fees moderate, two condominium associa- tions voted to assume some maintenance responsibilities them- selves

  • Whitelaw Hotel Apartments operated in the black for the first time

MANNA CDC Organizational Development 1st year of functioning executive committee of board of directors Featured in Meyer Foundation 2004 Annual Report Featured in Spirit of Giving Guide for 2004-2005 Featured in Catalogue for Philanthropy for 2004 Selected for Achieving Excellence Program at Harvard University Wrote and published “Tenant Leadership Guide”

Manna CDC in the News WASHINGTON POST coverage of Kelsey Gardens Story Fox News Channel 5 coverage of Kelsey Gardens Story

wood players: Choose Wal-Mart or CDC” WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL coverage of SEA orga-

nizing for jobs at Convention Center Hotel and Shaw Equitable Development Initiative

Community Organizing Shaw Education for Action Established short-term goal for the organizing plan - 35 Shaw/ DC residents to get and retain jobs at the new Embassy Suites Hotel by Fall 2005 SEA Coalition continues to support grassroots organizing efforts, including meeting with Convention Center hotel developers to keep issue of local hiring on the table Shaw Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) Equitable development participants met with new NCRC Devel- opment Manager to convey importance of community benefits 15 EDI participants followed up as “calling team” to stress importance of community benefits to the NCRC Development Manager as he reviews development proposals EDI participants sent letters stressing the importance of commu- nity benefits to development companies interested in 7th and S Street parcel

MANNA, INC. Affordable Homeownership and Project Development

37 new homeowners Closed on Construction financing: 1340 Fairmont 320 K Street Started construction: 1340 Fairmont Street, NW coop-to-condo conversion project 320 K Street, NE condo project Madeline Gardens condo project in Trinidad, NE Closed out: Overlook at Washington View Phases 3&4 at Syphax Village Ella Jo Baker Intentional Community Cooperative Raised grant funds, with the assistance of LISC and the Metro- politan Washington Bankers Group, for Sursum Corda Coop- erative. Established working relationship with Coop Board, and began to financially stabilize the Coop.

Education Programs Over 200 Homebuyers Club participants 41 participants and graduates of Manna’s Financial Literacy

Program (prerequisite for the Individual Development Account (IDA) Program) 20 graduates (home purchasers) of Manna Homebuyers Club

11 from from the IDA chapter, 7 of whom were Latino

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Community Building and Tenant Organizing

  • Sponsored Two Manna Leadership Summits which generated ideas and tools to empower tenant, cooperative and condomini- um associations.

  • Manna organizers held or attended more than 100 meetings with tenant, condominium and cooperative associations, covering topics such as capacity building, community outreach, legisla- tion affecting affordable housing and pre-purchase mortgage readiness.

  • Provided translation services for Manna’s tenant purchase projects and interdepartmental needs within Manna.

Advocacy * Secured full funding for the Housing Production Trust Fund. Developed a response to the Mayor’s plan to securitize the Hous-

ing Production Trust Fund. Had allies appointed to the Comprehensive Housing Strategy

Task Force.

  • Developed and presented a plan to DHCD for changes to their

underwriting process.

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    In Collaboration with the Affordable Housing Alliance and The Coalition for

Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development

Organizational Development and Capacity Building

  • Added two bi-lingual persons to Manna’s staff

Fundraising & Public Relations

  • Raised a record $1.5 million

  • Held successful 9th Annual Friends of Manna Reception at City

Museum with Joe Horning as Honorary Chair Held successful 6th Annual Manna 5K Fun Run/Walk with

Alice Rivlin as Honorary Chair Sponsored successful NeighborWorks® Week event Created and held the First Manna Corporate Breakfast with Jim

Johnson as Chairman

Administration & General

  • Reduced annual health care costs by $31,600 and managed to

provide greater staff health care benefits Maintained administrative overhead at less than 12% of total

expenses based on total impact Established procedures and policies, developed management

reports to effectively run Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream & Treatery store

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