Save HUD 202 Rally Information

Join LeadingAge and your peers on Capitol Hill to rally around one simple goal: preserve every 202 home we have, and bring affordable housing to every older adult who needs it.

When and Where the Rally is being Held?

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: United States Capitol Grounds- Area 2. View Map.
Upper Senate Park, U.S. Capitol Grounds
At Delaware Ave. NE + Constitution Ave. NE
Washington, DC

How Do I Register for the Rally?

  • Please use the online form to register as an individual attendee or a group leader.
  • If you register as a group leader, please also fill out this form to register the names of individuals attending and return via email to Marsha Padilla-Goad or fax it to 202-783-2255.
  • Don't have your roster by name yet? That's ok, please register now and provide your best estimate of how many people you are expecting to join you for our planning purposes. We want to make sure we are ready for you!

Where Can I find a Hotel Room?

Washington, DC has a variety of hotels to choose from. There are also a few hotels that are convenient to the rally site at the U.S. Capitol. Visit the following search engines to find a hotel to accommodate your needs:

What Should I Wear?

  • Remember to be comfortable while supporting affordable housing and keep in mind any meetings on Capitol Hill that you may have earlier or later.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes; shoes that you believe will not strain your feet while standing and walking around. The rally will be held on the lawn. Visit DC by Foot to get ideas on how to dress for the weather.
  • Participants are encouraged to wear red t-shirts.

Can I Bring Signs/Banners/Placards?

  • Bring handheld signs and placards to the rally. Note: although Capitol Hill Police don’t have specific requirements for signage dimensions, they do warn that the signage post/support must not exceed ¾ of an inch in thickness, have dull ends and cannot in any way be construed as a weapon. There can be no nails, screws, or bolt-type fasteners protruding from the supports. Signs will also be provided.

Official Passenger Drop-off and Pick-up at the US Capitol

LOADING and UNLOADING of passengers MUST occur at the east curb of:

  • 1st and Maryland Ave., SW (east curb of Garfield Circle)
  • 1st St., SW/NW between Pennsylvania and Maryland Avenues
  • 1st and Pennsylvania Ave., NW (east curb of Peace Circle)

For more information, please browse the United States Capitol Hill Police Special Events Division visitor's guide on getting to the Capitol Hill.


Where Should I Park?



Cost/per day

(Lot 482) America’s Square; 320 1st St NW, Washington, DC

0.19 miles; 4-minute walk


(Lot 119) Hall of the States; 400 N Capitol St NW, Washington, DC

0.26 miles; 6-minute walk


(Lot 170) 500 N Capitol St NW, Washington, DC

0.31 miles; 7-minute walk


Lot 610; 500 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC

0.32 miles; 7-minute walk


Lot 743; 20 F St NW, Washington, DC

0.33 miles; 7-minute walk


Union Station Parking Garage (USPG); 30 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington, DC

0.4 miles; 8-minute walk

Cost & Details


Parking Information for Charter Buses

  • Many of you will arrive by charter bus. Visit goDCgo for information on traveling to Washington, DC, by bus. View a list of areas where buses can park for the duration of the event.

What are the Other Modes of Transportation?

  • Car Sharing & Taxi: Uber, Lyft, Taxis.
  • Metro: Nearest Stations: Union Station- Located at 1st St NE, and Massachusetts Ave NE. (10-minute walk) Capitol South – Located at 1st St between C and D SE. (14-minute walk) Federal Center, SW – Located at 3rd St SW and D St SW. (15-minute walk).
  • More details on traveling to the Capitol.

Where Are the Closest Public Restrooms?

  • The closest public restroom facilities are located at Union Station and the Russell Senate Office Building which are located within 5 minutes of the Upper Senate Park.

What is Prohibited on Capitol Grounds?

Listed below are a few things that are prohibited while on U.S. Capitol Grounds:

  • Any firearm, explosive, club, missile, chemical or other incendiary device or other weapons. It is also prohibited to use or display any open flame including, but not limited to, ignited candles, torches, lanterns, or lamps.
  • Federal law prohibits flying Unmanned Aircraft Systems, such as drones, anywhere in the District of Columbia. Washington, DC, and the U.S. Capitol Grounds are designated as a NO DRONE ZONE.

What’s Permitted on Capitol Grounds?

  • The use of camera equipment to film or photograph on Capitol Grounds for private or other non-commercial use is permitted the use of tripods or other film or photography enhancement equipment is limited to grassy areas where pedestrian or vehicular traffic will not be impeded.
  • Read more about prohibited actions and items.

What if I am unable to attend the rally in Washington DC, but would still like to participate?

  • We are also organizing a National Day of Action on June 27, the same day as the rally, so you can participate even if you can’t make it to DC. Visit the campaign website to learn more abouthow you can participate.

We would like to thank our co-hosts

If you would like to become a co-host of the rally, please contact Suman Halthore for more information at 202-508-9468.