Action Alert: Tell D.C. Council to Fund New Housing Vouchers in FY24 Budget!

Posted on Apr 25, 2023 in Action Alert, Budget Cuts, DC Budget, Homelessness, Housing, Poverty | 0 comments

Despite a promise to end homelessness in D.C., the mayor’s proposed FY24 budget funds ZERO new housing vouchers. As you know, tenant vouchers are a crucial support for thousands of D.C. residents. The impact of no funding next year will be devastating for those who are unhoused/housing insecure. With such a well-resourced D.C. budget, D.C.’s lowest-income residents should not have to continue to struggle for basic resources each year....

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2023 Funding & Reform Priorities

Posted on Mar 21, 2023 in DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, Law, Poverty, Shelter | 0 comments

It’s budget season again, and the Legal Clinic continues to advocate for budgets and laws that further housing justice for D.C. residents.  Along with our Fair Budget Coalition and Way Home Campaign partners*, we implore D.C. to “Meet the Needs” of all D.C. residents—particularly those who struggle the most to maintain their lives in the city. Recent housing investments and legislation during the height of the pandemic were crucial to minimize...

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