DC’s Approach to Homelessness: Lessons from 2020

Posted on Mar 19, 2021 in Action Alert, Advocates, DC Policies and Plans, Featured, Homelessness, Justice, People, Poverty, Shelter, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

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.

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“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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