Congress Heights on the Rise was launched June 27, 2008 by Congress Heights resident, Nikki Peele. Realizing the huge void of information about Ward 8 in general, and inspired by the success of the first Ward 8 neighborhood-focused blog, And Now, Anacostia; the early goal of CHotR was to bring attention and focus to a Ward 8 neighborhood relatively unheard of beyond its borders.
Over the past decade Congress Heights on the Rise has published over 10,000 posts, recorded thousands of comments and even more typos and edits. Lol!
CHotR has come a long way, baby!