Council Must Prevent More Evictions and Protect Tenant Rights

Posted on Jul 12, 2021 in DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, Law, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

Tomorrow, the DC Council will vote on an emergency bill that will begin phasing in evictions again in DC. Since March of 2020, an eviction moratorium has been in place that is tied to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Mayor Bowser has told the DC Council that she does not intend to extend the Public Health Emergency past July 25. The bill before the Council has some good parts, and some parts that could stand to be improved.

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Our First Look: Did the Mayor Fund Our Housing and Homelessness Priorities?

Posted on Jun 9, 2021 in Budget Cuts, DC Budget, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, People, Poverty, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

Welcome to our first assessment of the proposed FY22 budget! We will try to explain how much money Mayor Bowser has committed to meet our demands for ending and preventing homelessness and creating deeply affordable housing. It is up to the Council now to shift this budget into one that does more to shake up the status quo, and more to provide housing justice to District residents.

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Envisioning a Path Forward: Budget and Legislative Priorities

Posted on May 11, 2021 in DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, Law, People, Shelter, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

In 2021, there are reasons for hope. It is time to envision and pursue a path forward. We reject setting our goal posts at “back to normal” because too many people were suffering prior to the pandemic, and we know that the death toll and harm of the pandemic could have been lessened if a well-threaded safety net had been in place.

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