Last winter, the DC Housing Authority released a report that concluded that the District’s public housing stock was in crisis, with 2500 of its units “nearly uninhabitable.” Since that point we have been working with fellow advocates to figure out a path forward that appropriately balances the pressing needs of current tenants for habitable units with the preservation of deeply affordable, low barrier public housing.
Thank you for being part of our community of fierce advocates for housing justice here in DC!
We support increasing revenue and diverting current funding to programs that ensure that DC residents who are struggling the most have a safe place to call home. Here we examine three options for finding additional funding for programs that reflect that priority.
Here’s our initial take on what Mayor Bowser’s proposed budget does for affordable housing.
Add your voice to those calling for a racially and economically just DC budget this year, and follow #PutPeopleFirst on Twitter for updates as this important work moves forward!