About H Street

Our Mission

H Street Main Street’s mission is to encourage and develop dynamic and quality, services and community resources in a safe and welcoming environment for the immediate community and beyond. Through a holistic approach in developing partnerships, working with volunteers, youth participation, providing technical assistance, education, and highlighting the importance of history, preservation and the arts we will change for the better.

About Us

H Street has returned to its roots as a thriving, commercial hub, and is home to a diverse, cohesive community. A revitalized visual and performing arts scene, hipster bars, music venues, and a boom of high-end condos and apartments are quickly reshaping the historic corridor, bringing new opportunities for residents, consumers and business owners.

Whether it’s  falafel, or fried fish; bluegrass, jazz, or rock, H Street’s scene offers something for everyone. The one-and-a-half mile commercial corridor boasts coffee shops, a farmer’s market, more than 100 retail stores, and a collection of international cuisines, including Italian, Ethiopian, Middle Eastern,  Japanese, Jamaican, British, Belgian and Southern, among many others.

Since its inception, the H Street Main Street organization has been a strong and effective advocate and principal leader of H Street redevelopment. A nonprofit entity, H Street Main Street represents the interests of the H Street community in presentations to DC Government officials, including testifying before the DC City Council and working for grant funding to support H Street business improvements.

H Street Main Street perhaps is best-known as the principal organizer of the H Street Festival. The event, held annually on the third Saturday in September, draws more 150,000 festival-goers to enjoy great food, music, art, and camaraderie. All year long, H Street Main Street provides valuable commercial property improvement services and government relations assistance to the H Street business community.

Board of Directors

ANGELA EVANS ROSSER

State Farm Insurance agent; Founder of the Rosser Agency

LEON ROBBINS

Owner and Manager of Stan’s Discount Clothing

TONY RICHARDSON

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for ANC 6C-05

CLINTON HUMPHRIES

H Street entrepreneur and also a longtime DC firefighter

DELICIA GUNN

Founder of Indigo Engineering Group, LLC

BERNARD GIBSON

Founder and principal owner of the Twelve XII Restaurant and Lounge at 1123 H Street N.E.

ROGER CARUTH

J.D. and Adjunct Professor and Instructor at Baruch College, Queens College and Georgia Perimeter College.

DEREK DYSON

Partner at Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.

ALITA BROWN

Founder of Fitness Together
HSMS Staff
Wuiping Yap

WUIPING YAP

Special Projects Manager

KESIA MINOR

Assistant Director

ANWAR SALEEM

Executive Director

Our Programs
Ensuring that our streets are clean and safe is an essential component to making H Street NE a desirable neighborhood for businesses and residents alike. The Clean Team provides regular street cleaning services to H Street from the 300 to the 1500 block. In addition, the Clean and Safe Program has placed H Street Ambassadors along the corridor to assist visitors and provide an added level of safety to the neighborhood.

YOUTH PROGRAM