Mi Casa Ivy City

Much of the work of City First is accomplished in partnership with non-profit developers. One such example is the financing we provided for Mi Casa to support its new initiative in Ivy City. Founded in 1992, Mi Casa Inc. is a nationally recognized, locally based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide affordable home ownership, in particular well-designed, energy-efficient homes for families of low or moderate income. Mi Casa is also committed to maintaining neighborhood open spaces and community multi-use and service areas for existing populations. Mi Casa recruits minority contractors to join revitalization efforts, and supports small businesses by creating jobs within District of Columbia communities. In a joint effort between the District, residents, and non-profit developers to restore the Ivy City neighborhood in NE, Mi Casa was awarded several vacant lots by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for construction of for-sale affordable single family homes. Mi Casa completed the first phase of the project, which involved a green renovation of three existing buildings into eight condominiums affordable for low- to moderate-income families. For the second phase, City First provided $1.15 million in acquisition and construction financing that assisted Mi Casa with the construction of seven highly energy-efficient single family homes in nine scattered in-fill lots in the neighborhood. The homes will be available to families earning 80 percent of the Washington Area Median Income.

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Security Notice for Windows XP Users

As you may already know, on April 8, 2014 Microsoft will stop issuing security updates to Windows XP. This means that after April 8, 2014 there will be a substantial security risk to anyone using this operating system, since security vulnerabilities will no longer be patched. If you are currently using Windows XP please take note of this. Although this will not cause an interruption to any of the service we provide our customers, continued use of a computer utilizing Windows XP could place your devices and the information on them at serious risk. We encourage you to learn more about this upcoming cessation of service by Microsoft and to become informed on what you will need to do to secure your information.

To learn more we suggest you visit:Microsoft XP Support Ends at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/end-of-support.aspx

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