Join Tenant Advocates in Opposing Emergency Legislation to “Reform” DC Housing Authority Board

Posted on Dec 19, 2022 in Action Alert, DC Policies and Plans, Housing, Law, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Today, the Legal Clinic joins our legal services and tenant advocacy colleagues in urging the D.C. Council to vote no on the District of Columbia Housing Authority Stabilization and Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2022. See below for the letter we sent to the Council today. Take action to urge your elected representatives to pursue real reform instead of this bill, which is harmful at worst, performative at best. Send an email with Empower...

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Statement on the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Scathing DC Housing Authority Audit

Posted on Oct 18, 2022 in Action Alert, Clients, DC Policies and Plans, Featured, Homelessness, Housing | 0 comments

The recent report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) that lays out eighty-two ways in which the DC Housing Authority (“DCHA”) is failing residents, tenants, and voucher holders confirms what housing advocates and residents have long known.

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The Migrant Services and Supports Emergency Act of 2022: A Poisoned Apple

Posted on Sep 15, 2022 in Action Alert, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Justice, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

Immigrants of all countries of origins, languages, and incomes should be welcomed and supported as new residents. We reject any assertion that immigrants are in competition with long-time DC residents for resources, as DC has sufficient resources to meet the needs of all who come here. Similarly, we reject the scarcity mindset that leads to pitting these populations against each other.

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