The Washington Examiner features two articles today about Shiloh Baptist Church and its detrimental impacts on the Shaw neighborhood:
1. Four Shaw properties condemned, which states that "In the next two weeks, the church will be required to install permanent roofs, fix brickwork and masonry, install gutters and down spouts, and clean the interiors" on the four recently condemned buildings, and "If Shiloh does not make the necessary improvements, DCRA will be authorized to do the work and then file a lien against the properties for the cost."
2. Shiloh has strained past with local business owners which unfortunately paints the issues surrounding the Church's neighborhood-harming activities as rooted in gentrification, stating, for example, that Shiloh's attempts to thwart the liquor licenses of new restaurants on 9th Street has "pitted new residents, who want to see economic development, against Shaw’s historically black community."