Bowser’s $400M for housing could be a game changer, but the program struggles to produce for those most in need

The Mayor's FY2022 request to increase the Housing Production Trust Fund is now being considered by the D.C. Council, but the fund has not met past targets to assist low-income residents.

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Behind the council vote to tax residents making more than $250K, and other budget amendments you might not have heard about

The D.C. Council debated several amendments to fiscal year 2022 budget legislation to include a measure to tax high-income earners at a higher rate to support a number of new initiatives, as well as a failed measure to allocate additional funds for hero’s pay — a financial incentive program for the city’s essential workers. The final votes are coming up in early August.
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Winter 2021-22 hypothermia plan submitted for approval

The Interagency Council on Homelessness Shelter Capacity Subcommittee submitted a draft of recommendations for this winter’s hypothermia season. The recommendations include the use of PEP-V beds, despite the program’s closure by Sept. 30.