Gray Announces Live Near Your Work Partnership with Gallaudet, American Universities

12/19/2011, 8:48 p.m.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray has announced the kickoff of the District's "Live Near Your Work" pilot program with the award of grants to Gallaudet University and American University to encourage their employees to purchase homes near their jobs in the District.

The event took place Tuesday at Gallaudet University, where Gray was joined by T. Alan Hurwitz, president, Gallaudet University, Linda Argo, assistant vice president of External Relations and Strategic Initiatives, American University, and Harriet Tregoning, director, District of Columbia Office of Planning.

"Live Near Your Work" is the District's matching homeownership grant program developed by the D.C. Office of Planning. Grants will be paired with contributions by major D.C. employers toward down-payment and closing costs for employees who purchase a home in the District near their job or close to mass-transit stations.