Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Michael Taylor talks about Northeast D.C. with a sense of pride. “I love the people here,” he says. “Capitol Hill is just down the street.”
But now, Taylor’s found a place in the community. He lives at the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, a 124-unit mixed income apartment building on North Capitol St., in Northeast D.C. Sixty of the building’s units are set aside for veterans exiting homelessness, and the remaining 64 are reserved for low and moderate-income tenants. “It’s a place where a lot of vets like myself are welcome,” Taylor says.
A self-taught musician, Taylor and his band even play at the building’s monthly summer cookouts. “Everyone loves it,” he says, “I’m happy here.”