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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Action Alert: Pass Emergency Legislation to Stop Encampment Evictions!

Posted on Dec 3, 2021 in Action Alert, Criminalization, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Hypothermia, Law, Shelter, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

Councilmember Brianne Nadeau has announced emergency legislation that would prohibit encampment evictions and the creation of “no tent” zones while also addressing some of the health and safety concerns raised by unhoused and housed residents. The Council will vote on the bill next Tuesday, December 7, and nine votes are needed for the bill to pass.

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