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

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 joanna@jufj.org. This post will be updated periodically as we receive new sign-ons.   Friday, March 13, 2020 Dear...

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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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