Here’s our initial take on what Mayor Bowser’s proposed budget does for affordable housing.
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We reflect on the fact that closing DC General was never the only, or even the most important, promise Mayor Bowser made to families experiencing homelessness. Only when all DC families have safe and secure housing will DC have ended family homelessness.
Just like the budget you might make for your family, our elected leaders are responsible for making choices that ensure that everyone in the DC family can meet their basic needs, including having safe housing.
Contact your Council member and tell them this gap between rhetoric and reality is unacceptable—that they must do better by DC residents struggling with homelessness!