“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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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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