What does this double standard say about DC values? It says that DC implicitly trusts the word of for-profit corporations seeking tax abatements more than it trusts the words of its own residents seeking lifesaving services.
Take a moment to thank your Councilmembers if they made an effort to fund affordable housing so far this budget, and ask them if they can find a way to do more to #FindTheMoney to #PutPeopleFirst before the second vote!
On May 14, 2019, the DC Council will take its first vote on the budget. Join us before then to tell the DC Council that they must #FindTheMoney to #PutPeopleFirst!
We support increasing revenue and diverting current funding to programs that ensure that DC residents who are struggling the most have a safe place to call home. Here we examine three options for finding additional funding for programs that reflect that priority.
Add your voice to those calling for a racially and economically just DC budget this year, and follow #PutPeopleFirst on Twitter for updates as this important work moves forward!
It is important that, when developing its options for resolving this crisis, that the DC Housing Authority consider the important and distinct role that public housing plays in DC’s housing ecosystem.