DC’s Progressive Values Must Guide Its Homeless Services Policies

Posted on Aug 9, 2017 in Action Alert, Advocates, Clients, DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Justice, Law, People, Poverty, Shelter, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

Amendments to the HSRA should be evaluated through the lens of our values as a progressive city. Stay tuned for spotlights on different parts of the legislation, stories from affected community members and ways to get involved in this advocacy.

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Set Up to Fail – Rapid Rehousing in the District of Columbia

Posted on May 2, 2017 in Clients, DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, Law, Shelter | 0 comments

Given that poverty and a lack of affordable housing are the driving forces behind skyrocketing family homelessness in the District, policy makers must focus on preserving and building deeply affordable family housing and tenant vouchers rather than continue to champion short-term programs that offer less effective, shorter term solutions.

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A Warmer Welcome Home….

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 in Clients, DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Justice, Law | 0 comments

Yesterday, the DC Council, in its final legislative meeting of this session, passed several bills that will make it easier for low-income residents to obtain and maintain employment and housing. While much of the attention on the Council and in the press was, deservedly, on a game-changing paid family and medical leave act, a bill passed unanimously that could be a game changer for many DC residents seeking housing: the Fair Criminal Record Screening Act for Housing (FCRSAH).

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