Welcome to the neighborhood! We encourage you to get to know your neighbors and join all of the great community groups already working to help improve the lives of everyone who calls our community home. Once you've settled in, please take a look at the list of common questions below on how you can access city services, contact local leaders and get involved in community activities.
Are there programs in place to address litter?
Yes. Our neighborhood participates in the #TrashFreeDC program. Requests to place additional trash cans are studied on a case by case basis, but have traditionally been discouraged due to issues with the cans being used for household trash which can attract rats.
What are some local sources of neighborhood news?
ANC 5D Website (Local News & Events)
Ward 5 Listserv (Email Registration Only for News and Events)
MPD-5D Listserv (Crime Reports)
Nextdoor.com (Address Verification Required)
Langston Civic Association (Mailing List)
Frozen Tropics (Community News & Events)
Who are my representatives? Where do I vote? What is my police service area?
You can look up who represents you at every level of local government by typing your address into the DC Atlas.
How can I make noise, litter and other non-emergency complaints?
311 is a toll-free number that allows people in the District to Columbia to request assistance with city services and information. You can also download the 311 app on your phone or contact them on Twitter. Please, do not dial 911 for non-emergency complaints.
When and where does my ANC meet?
ANC 5D Monthly Meeting
(Second Tuesday of every month except July & August)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ANC 5D Office
371 Morse St. NE
(behind the Trader Joe’s on Florida Ave. NE)
Where can I donate or find food, school supplies, clothes and other useful household items?
Patsy V. Hartsfield Center
2026 Maryland Ave. NE
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm
I would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on the ANC 5D community’s progress in confronting crime.
For the first time in at least a decade, the ANC 5D community has made it through the first quarter of the year without a murder.
Clearly, human lives are a heartbreaking way to measure progress, but our community at least has some cause for cautious optimism. The ongoing challenges we face have not suddenly ended after just a few months of forward-thinking leadership and we should all be clear that we must remain vigilant in order to remain safe. For that reason, it is imperative that our officers and outreach workers be allowed to focus exclusively on their essential safety duties, especially as summer approaches.
With warmer weather, our community has traditionally faced more challenges; so neighbors, MPD, violence interrupters and behavioral health teams in our area will continue to find ways to address new challenges as our community works to find peace.
I hope citizens will seek out accurate information from trusted sources on this important topic. Our ANC meetings, civic association meetings, and community blog, as well as MPD's website, provide reliable content on this important topic. By ensuring that all neighbors are properly informed, we can work together as a community to continue to make smarter choices that literally save lives.
In shared hope for continuing progress,
Comm. Sydelle Moore, 5D05
President, Langston Civic Association
Vice-Chair, ANC 5D
Watch the Peace Summit Video
Despite recent incident, Carver Langston and other neighboring communities have seen a decrease in crime as compared to the same time-period last year according to statistics gathered by the Metropolitan Police Department. Most of the decrease in property crime is credited to an increased vigilance from neighbors about removing valuable from autos that had been targeted by thieves.
In addition to crime statistics ANC 5D also heard presentations from the Department of Public Works, Federal City Council on the Langston Golf Course Lease, Edens LLC on future development at Union Market and BYP100 on decriminalizing sex work in the District. The commission did not take votes on any of these presentations, which were all offered for informational purposes. You can view the full presentation at http://www.anc5d.org
The ANC 5D Zoning & Development Committee is looking for a diverse group of new members. The committee will be responsible for reviewing any new zoning applications in our area and helping to gauge public opinion. This group offers ANC 5D the opportunity to engage more directly with neighbors and give more people the opportunity to influence decisions that will impact all of us.
If you have expertise in planning, architecture or zoning or if you just have a passion for this neighborhood and want to help, please contact your commissioner with questions and apply online to join the committee.
Pictured above (left to right): Steven Motley, Keisha Shropshire, Clarence Lee, Jason Burkett, Ryan Linehan, Bernice Blacknell and Sydelle Moore
For those living in the Langston neighborhood, you'll be seeing some new and a few familiar faces among your elected leaders this year.
ANC 5D Commissioners
Ryan Linehan (5D01) Ivy City
Keisha L. Shropshire (5D02) Trinidad
Steven Motley (5D03) Carver
Bernice Blacknell (5D04) Langston
Sydelle Moore (5D05) Langston & Carver
Jason Burkett (5D06) Trinidad
Clarence Lee (5D07) Trinidad
Ward 5 Councilmember
Telephone: (202) 724-8028
Fax: (202) 724-8076
Telephone: 202- 724-8064
Fax: (202) 724-8086
Telephone: (202) 724-8105
Fax: (202) 724-8071
Robert C. White Jr.