Reform Rapid Re-housing Now to Increase Housing Stability

Posted on Aug 30, 2017 in Action Alert, Advocates, Benefits, Clients, DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Justice, Law, People, Poverty, Shelter, Wealth Gap | 2 comments

The bill is scheduled for mark-up by the Committee on Human Services on September 20.  Now is the time for the Council to act to improve this program and ensure that all families in DC have a safe, stable place to call home. 

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An Identity Crisis

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 in Benefits, Clients, DC Policies and Plans, Law, Poverty | 0 comments

Yesterday, DC Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on Transportation and the Environment held a joint hearing on Bill B21-0736, “Improving Access to Identity Documents Amendment Act of 2016.” The Bill was introduced by Councilmembers Grosso and Alexander in an effort to tackle one of the many obstacles that low-income DC residents face when trying to obtain necessary government IDs. If enacted, the bill would waive fees associated with obtaining vital records, IDs, and driver’s licenses for DC residents whose income falls under 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

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