Congress Heights on the Rise 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.
CHotR’s now shares information on everything and anything related to Ward 7 and Ward 8. Our focus is on east of the Anacostia River, a perspective by the folks who know it best — our residents.
CHotR has come a long way, baby! The next 10 years look bright