There are two Metro stations within zip code 20020, Anacostia Metro Station located at 1101 Howard Rd SE, which has an accompanying parking lot, and Congress Heights Station, located at 1290 Alabama Ave SE. Just outside of zip code 20020 in Maryland, there is another Metro subway station Southern Ave Metro Station, located at 1411 Southern Ave SE. Naylor Road Station is also close to zip code 20020, located at 3101 Branch Ave in Maryland. Metro bus stations are located throughout the area and are readily accessible. 30
COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT: ZIP CODE 20020 31Metro fare is around $2.00 per ride for rails and buses, which can add up over time and prove to be a large expense. Furthermore, peak fare rates go into effect during rush hour when many people are traveling to and from work, which could increase cost. (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, n.d)(United States Zip Codes, 2020)(United States Zip Codes, 2020)The highest percentage of people in 20020 traveled between 30-39 minutes each way to and from work. (United States Zip Codes, 2020). h. Shopping facilities (availability of food sources; describe if this is a food desert or does the population have adequate access to healthy food):31
COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT: ZIP CODE 20020 32(D.C. Policy Center, 2017)(D.C. Policy Center, 2017)32
COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT: ZIP CODE 20020 33(D.C. Policy Center, 2017)Related to the low income and scarce access to food in the area, many residents of Wards 7 and 8are recipients of support services such as TANF and SNAP. The chart below from the D.C. Policy Center shows the high rates of poverty and government assistance in Wards 7 and 8. 33
COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT: ZIP CODE 20020 34(D.C. Policy Center, 2017)i. Summary/Analysis: Describe the strengths and opportunities for improvement in this dimension.