Mayor Bowser and Affordable Housing: Do the Dollars Soar as High as the Rhetoric?

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 in Action Alert, Advocates, Clients, DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, People, Poverty, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

The Mayor, speaking at a senior town hall: “One thing I have learned is we talk about adding more affordable housing… But sometimes when it comes down to individual products our actions as communities and neighborhoods don’t match our concern for affordable housing… The issue of homelessness is an all eight wards problem. The same is true for affordability. We all have to be a part of the solution.” The Mayor released her first budget proposal...

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Mayor Bowser Has a Critical Campaign Promise Left to Keep

Posted on Nov 30, 2018 in Action Alert, Advocates, Clients, DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, Law, People, Poverty, Shelter, Wealth Gap | 1 comment

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.

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In Gratitude

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 in Clients, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, People | 0 comments

At this time of giving thanks, there is so much for which we are grateful. But we recognize that our bounty is not linked to the calendar, to be appreciated only in late November. Neither are the needs of those community members experiencing homelessness limited solely to the holidays, when we are more attuned to those who have no bounty. We thus commit to counting our many blessings throughout the year, and to do all that we can, whenever is necessary, to respond to our neighbors in need.

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