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Delegate Nicole Williams Newsletter - November

Dear Neighbors and Friends -


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! It is a day when we give thanks for the blessings of the year and surround ourselves with those whom we care about. It marks the start of the holiday season. November is also National American Indian Heritage Month where we pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. Regardless of your traditions this time of year, whether it be family dinner around the table, going out to a nice restaurant, or watching football in the living room I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.


- Nicole


 

Article of The Month


FBI HQ Comes to Greenbelt, Finally



On Friday, November 10th, Maryland Governor Wes Moore and Congressman Steny Hoyer led a press conference celebrating Greenbelt's selection as the new location of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) national headquarters (HQ). This is a big win, not just for Greenbelt and District 22 but all of Prince George's County and the State of Maryland.


 

Nicole in the Community


We had a great time at our District 22 Legislative Town Hall on November 18th where we discussed the upcoming legislative session.


I also attended the swearing-in of the New Greenbelt City Council. This is the first time that Greenbelt has a majority woman city council and the first time a woman of color has been elected to serve on the Greenbelt City Council.


It was also great to attend the press conference about the selection of Greenbelt for the new FBI headquarters.


 

2024 Public Bill Hearing


On December 4, 2023, the Prince George's County House Delegation will hold its annual pre-session public bill hearing for County and Bi-County specific bills that will be introduced in the 2024 legislative session.


Click on the graphic for the link to sign up to testify before the deadline and/or to submit written testimony


 

Purple Line Community Advisory Team (CAT)


Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP) is launching a new community grant program, Beyond the Rails, to provide financial support for local groups working to improve our local communities. Please click the graphic above to visit the Beyond the Rails webpage for additional details and to access the application form. The deadline for groups to submit applications for our initial group of grants is November 30, 2023.


 


The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) has announced that qualified plug-in electric vehicle owners can apply for a new HOV (High-Occupancy Vehicle) permit. The MVA began accepting applications on June 12th through this portal or by visiting an MVA branch office. Please note that prior permit holders should remove expired vehicle permits and reapply for new ones. The new program includes a $5 application fee and is valid through September 30th, 2025. Any further information regarding the new HOV permit program can be found using this link.


 

Resources


St Matthews/San Mateo Church is offering free primary care health services every first Sunday and last Tuesday of each month (Primer Domingo y ultimo martes de cada mes).

These services will be held from 9 am to 3 pm.


Address:

5901 36th Avenue

Hyattsville MD, 20782


Call or Text for an Appointment:

240-258-8583

Mande Un Texto O Llame A:

240-258-8583


 

Housing



Prince George's County Department of Housing Community Development 2023-2024 Affordable Housing Portfolio:


The portfolio lists over forty upcoming and completed senior living communities and multi-family dwellings, now available to County residents. If you want to access more information about the new portfolio, you can watch the promotional video here.


If you are currently facing housing or rental concerns due to financial hardship, the organizations listed below can provide some support:


  • Housing Counseling Services Inc. offers a variety of MD housing and rental assistance resources including but not limited to housing counseling, foreclosure prevention, utility assistance, and veteran support services

  • 211 Maryland's database can connect you with local programs and resources, call 2-1-1 to speak with an Information and Referral Specialist or visit their website


 

Need health Insurance?


Do you need Health Insurance?

Prince George's County Health Connect enrolls county residents 18 to 64 in health insurance. Enrollment can be done in person or over the telephone. Bilingual navigators are available Monday through Friday, free of charge.


Necesitas un Segura de Salud?

Prince George's County Health Connect inscribe a los residents del condado de 18 a 64 años en un seguro de salud. La inscripción see puede hacer en persona y por teléphono.




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