The HSRA is a crucial tool in our mission to use the law to break down barriers to justice facing our neighbors experiencing homelessness in DC.
The root causes of homelessness cannot be solved by narrowing the front door to shelter, or by imposing arbitrary time limits on housing.
It is our job as a community to demand a just, humane response to homelessness in DC, and you play a critical role in making that happen.
Housing matters more than almost anything else. Housing is health care. Public safety. Food. Education. Justice.
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.
We are asking our community to come out in force to stand against displacement, and stand in solidarity with the tenants of Brookland Manor.