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.
With oversight hearings over and the Mayor set to release her proposed budget to the Council by May 27, it is time to sign up for budget hearings!
With a significant infusion of federal dollars, a new understanding of the importance of housing as healthcare, and a commitment by DC Department of Human Services to undergo an analysis of the racial equity impact of its programs, now is the time to take these lessons to heart and make substantial changes to the status quo.
As DC Council takes up the Comprehensive Plan, it has an opportunity to engage boldly and courageously with land use policy and planning to address the affordable housing and homelessness crises.
Black Lives Matter. The Legal Clinic stands with those throughout the country and in our community who are demanding change and striving to dismantle systems through which white supremacy runs deep.
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