Our Gratitude and Congratulations for the Alabama Ave/13th Street Coalition Members on their Vision for Housing Justice

Posted on Jan 7, 2022 in Advocates, Client Victories, Clients, Events, Featured, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, Law, Non Profit, People, Wealth Gap | 1 comment

This victory was made possible by a group of residents who refused to be marginalized and pushed out. Not only did they stay and fight, but they won. The Legal Clinic is honored to represent the Coalition and proud of our staff’s passionate and committed lawyering.

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The Latest on #StopDCGDemo: Keep the Pressure Up as Lead Findings Pause Demolition of Building 9

Posted on Aug 8, 2018 in Action Alert, Advocates, Client Victories, Clients, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Law, People, Poverty, Shelter, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

The exterior demolition of Building 9 has briefly stopped after unsafe levels of lead were found in the ground just outside the building, but the Bowser Administration has not yet agreed to stop the demolition until the families are all gone.

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Budget Victory, But No Time To Rest

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 in Budget Cuts, Client Victories, Clients, DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Fundraising Event, Homelessness, Housing, Poverty, Shelter, TANF | 2 comments

Budget season is over and it’s been a pretty exciting ride.  This year, the D.C. Council really stepped up and, through restorations and investments, supported many programs relied upon by low-income and no-income D.C. residents. The Council put $4 million into the tenant-based Local Rent Supplement Program in order to provide permanent affordable housing to about 250 homeless families in the District and open up much-needed space in emergency...

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D.C. Council Votes 10-3 to Delay TANF Cuts!

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 in Budget Cuts, Client Victories, DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Fundraising Event, Homelessness, TANF, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

In giving final approval to the FY 2013 Budget Support Act today, the D.C. Council voted to delay additional cuts in TANF for a year.  Councilmembers Jim Graham and Michael Brown introduced the amendment with the one-year delay language, and all but three Councilmembers voted in favor of the amendment.  (Councilmembers Alexander,Catania, and Mendelson voted against the delay). In passing this amendment, councilmembers recognized that the...

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