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The Alliance for an Affordable DC is a group of residents, businesses, and community organizations committed to supporting and protecting neighborhood businesses and jobs.

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Our members are proud DC residents, business owners and families who make our city a great place to live.

“Small businesses need the support of not only the community and patrons but also the District as a whole, as businesses continue to recover from the pandemic.”

Azeb MesfinRoyal RoosterNOMA

Karin Sellers

"Here's The Scoop was never simply about ice cream but about community!"

Karin SellersHere's The ScoopPleasant Plains

“DC small businesses thrive on the support of not only the City but also the continual support of citizens and patrons throughout the District.”

Aster Adeje7 Days MarketBrookland

James Shin

James Shin continues to operate his corner store in Ward 7, where residents rely on him for essentials.

James ShinG&G GroceriesAnacostia

José Solís

Since emigrating to DC from Mexico 20 years ago, José and Mirna Solis had a vision: to offer and share rich cultural experiences through food.

José SolísTaqueria HabaneroPetworth

“Small businesses like ours are vital to the health of this City. We support the local community by catering to their needs and listening to what we can do to improve our services to them as well as providing jobs. We look forward to DC’s continued recovery and support of small businesses!”

Sunyatta AmenCalabash Tea & TonicBrookalnd

In the News

Check out which Alliance members have been featured in the news.

Best of Washington 2021: The 16 Best New Things to Eat and Drink in DC Right Now

Washingtonian, September 20, 2021

Alliance member Rose Ave Bakery won the title of Best New Food Business in the Washingtonian’s Best of Washington 2021 article.

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Here Are The Winners of The 2021 RAMMY Awards

DCist, September 20, 2021

Congratulations to Alliance member Thamee, whose manager Jordan Lee won manager of the Year at the 2021 RAMMY awards.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Brunching Around DC

Washingtonian, September 17, 2021

Alliance members Belga Cafe and Taqueria Habanero were featured as the best spots to brunch in the DC area.

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