Smoke Detectors DC Fire and EMS Departments offer free smoke detectors. Tel: (202) 727-1614 or (202) 673-3331.

Radon Test Kit The Department of the Environment offers free radon test kits. Tel: (202) 535-2302.

Lead Test Kits - DC Water offers free lead testing to help residents identify potential lead sources. Tel: (202) 612-3440.

Home Fire Inspections - Free home inspections are conducted as a courtesy of the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (F&EMS). Tel: (202) 673-3331.

Energy Assistance and Weatherization - Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) can help you with your energy and utility bills and provide weatherization assistance. 

Tel: 311 for an appointment.

Riversmart ProgramDOEE’s RiverSmart programs provide homeowners rebates to reduce stormwater runoff. 

Tel: (202) 535-2679.

Lead Based Paint The Lead Safe Washington Program will test eligible properties, at no charge, for lead-based paint hazards. 

Tree Rebate - Casey Trees offer rebates up to $100. 

Tel: (202) 833-4010. 

Free CPR Training - DCFEMS offers free classes.  Tel: 311.

Smart Thermostat Rebates - DC Sustainable Energy Utility offers $100 rebate/discount. Tel: (202) 479-2222.

Safe at Home Program for District Seniors-DC Office on Aging and DHCD helps older adults and residents living with disabilities age in place. Tel: (202) 638-0050.

Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE)  - Provides free legal services to DC residents who are age 60 and older. Tel: (202) 202-434-2120.

Ward 7

The neighborhoods of Ward 7 are proud, distinct and numerous. Deanwood, situated on the north end of the Ward, is one of the oldest communities in the northeast quadrant, and has a pleasant small-town character with its many wood-frame and brick houses. To the south of Deanwood are neighborhoods such as Capitol View, Benning Heights and Marshall Heights, characterized by a variety of single-family homes, duplexes, garden apartments and apartment buildings. Further south, neighborhoods including Hillcrest, Dupont Park, Penn Branch and Randle Highlands have a very suburban character, dominated by single-family detached homes with large yards and lawns. Ward 7 also has an extensive waterfront along the Anacostia River, and riverfront neighborhoods have their own unique identities. River Terrace, Mayfair and Eastland Gardens abut the east side of the river, while Kingman Park sits to the west.


Advisory Neighborhood Commissions

ANC 7B - Fairfax Village, Hillcrest, Penn Branch, Randle Highlands

ANC 7C - Burrville, Deanwood, Grant Park, Lincoln Heights

ANC 7D - Eastland Gardens, Kenilworth, Kingman Park, Mayfair

ANC 7E - Benning Heights, Capitol View, Fort Davis, Marshall Heights

ANC7F - ​​ Fort Dupont, Greenway, River Terrace


Marshall Heights Community Development Organization, Inc.

3939 Benning Road NE

Washington, DC 20019



Helping to grow Ward 7 into the District of Columbia's most welcoming,
prospering, livable community for everyone. 

Interested in what is happening in Wards 7 and 8 on a daily or monthly basis? Listed on the calendar are farmers markets, health, educational, recreational, cultural, volunteer, and many other kinds of events, activities, and opportunities to engage. Read more.


Federal Communications Commission (for complaints about long-distance telephone service, including services you did not order) Tel: 1-888-225-5322

DC Office of Cable Television (for complaints about cable bills) Tel: (202) 671-0066

DC Water and Sewer Administration  (for complaints about water and sewer bills) Tel: (202) 354-3600

Office of the People's Counsel (for complaints about Gas, Electric, Local Telephone) Tel: (202) 727-3071 

Public Service Commission (for complaints about Gas, Electric, Local Telephone) Tel: (202) 626-5100

Do Not Call Registry (for complaints about telemarketing on your home phone, fax, and cell phone numbers)


National Fraud Information Center (to report telemarketing or other telephone related fraud) Tel: 1-800-876-7060

Telemarketing and Unwanted Mail (for complaints about Phishing and Vishing; to Register with the National Do Not Call Registry; Stop Unwanted Mail, and Telephone Scams) Tel:  1-844-USA-GOV

Lead Test Kits - DC Water offers free lead testing to help residents identify potential lead sources. Tel: (202) 612-3440