Wednesday, June 27, 2007
WaPo Reports on Deplorable Conditions at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA
Check out this disturbing article in today's Washington Post about the awful living conditions at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA at the corner of 9th Street and Rhode Island Avenue in Shaw. Residents have staged a protest in response to the array of problems they deal with on an ongoing basis, including bed bugs and pests, poor water service, mold, mildew and poor ventilation. The Phyllis Wheatley YWCA is not associated with the national YWCA system, and features 117 single rooms that rent for $300 to $600 a month.