“Moving from congregate shelters to private rooms needs to happen NOW to save lives!”

Posted on May 11, 2020 in Action Alert, Budget Cuts, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, People, Poverty, Shelter, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

Since we sent out our letter to the Mayor on April 24, 115 more people have tested positive and 3 more people have died, bringing the total numbers to 260 who have tested positive and 12 who have died. There is still no universal testing.

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Coronavirus is Devastating the Homeless Community: DC Must Pivot Quickly to Save Lives

Posted on Apr 27, 2020 in Action Alert, Advocates, Clients, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, People, Poverty, Shelter, Wealth Gap | 1 comment

DC must act immediately to protect the lives of its vulnerable communities. DC must also further its expressed commitment to racial justice by creating and maintaining housing that is deeply affordable for those who need it to survive here, now and post-pandemic.

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Coalition Urges DC to Expand Protections for Low-Income Residents During Public Health Emergency

Posted on Mar 14, 2020 in Clients, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Poverty, Shelter | 1 comment

4/2/20 Update: Check out our new blog and a new advocacy letter for the next round of emergency legislation. The undersigned organizations sent the below letter to the Mayor and DC Council Friday afternoon. The DC Council will consider emergency legislation on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 to support DC residents and businesses during the COVID-19 public health emergency. If your organization would like to sign onto this letter, please contact...

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DC’s Public Housing Crisis: Centering Solutions on Needs of Current and Future Tenants

Posted on Oct 1, 2019 in Advocates, Clients, DC Policies and Plans, Housing, Justice, People, Poverty, Wealth Gap | 3 comments

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.

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