Action Alert: Tell D.C. Council to Fund New Housing Vouchers in FY24 Budget!

Posted on Apr 25, 2023 in Action Alert, Budget Cuts, DC Budget, Homelessness, Housing, Poverty | 0 comments

Despite a promise to end homelessness in D.C., the mayor’s proposed FY24 budget funds ZERO new housing vouchers. As you know, tenant vouchers are a crucial support for thousands of D.C. residents. The impact of no funding next year will be devastating for those who are unhoused/housing insecure. With such a well-resourced D.C. budget, D.C.’s lowest-income residents should not have to continue to struggle for basic resources each year....

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Mayor Bowser’s Budget Fails Unhoused D.C. Residents

Posted on Apr 14, 2023 in Budget Cuts, Criminalization, DC Budget, DC Policies and Plans, Homelessness, Housing, Poverty, Shelter | 0 comments

Mayor Bowser’s proposed FY24 budget isn’t just tight, it is deeply and fundamentally out of balance– particularly when it comes to the needs of District residents experiencing housing instability and homelessness. Where the government has failed to follow the law or implement its programs, there is no consequence levied on the government-only on District residents. When cuts are made to critical programs, they are accompanied by...

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Our First Look: Did the Mayor Fund Our Housing and Homelessness Priorities?

Posted on Jun 9, 2021 in Budget Cuts, DC Budget, Homelessness, Housing, Justice, People, Poverty, Wealth Gap | 0 comments

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.

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