New housing inspection policies intend to fix backlog of unrepaired violations through an expedited infraction policy.
Content categorized as News
The Douglass Community Land Trust announced its first project in Ward 8, facilitating permanent affordability to 65-unit apartment complex in Anacostia.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson personally congratulated the most recent class of seven new homeowners for successfully completing the D.C. Housing Authority’s Home Ownership Assistance Program.
About 50 people testified at a public hearing last week in support of a bill that would increase wages for direct support professionals.
The Bowser Administration collaborates with the private sector in a new initiative to combat homelessness.
The Association of American Medical Colleges convened a panel of doctors and other medical experts to discuss the recent dramatic increase in opioid-related deaths in DC.
The D.C. Chief Financial Officer pushes back on D.C. Council’s plan for $24.5 million of Events D.C. reserve funds to be directed toward public housing repairs, threatening to block the FY2020 budget confirmation.
The scholarship from Woodley House will support all five awardees as they complete the certification program or pursue internships and jobs to put their credentials to use.
Housing and substance abuse experts said having housing before attempting to seek treatment for individuals who are struggling with substance abuse increases the likelihood of success.
With only one full-service grocery store to serve more than 80,000 residents, urban farming and a community-supported agriculture program are meeting important nutrition needs.
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council hosted a rally outside of the White House Friday calling on officials to consider housing a human right.
CityPartners and the DC Superior Court continue to wrestle over the question of housing repairs for a property in Congress Heights.
Plans for a new 150-unit apartment building in Ward 2 ignited frustration among members of the Dupont East Civic Action Association – a group that opposes the project.
One Connecticut Avenue apartment building has become a focal point for criticism of the District’s subsidized housing programs in recent months.
On May 28, the FY2020 Budget Support Act passed its second and final vote in the D.C. Council. Funds were added for the District’s only public hospital, the mayor’s Housing Preservation Fund, much-needed public housing repairs, and more.
Health clinics in D.C. may now prescribe produce to patients with chronic conditions in order to issue assistance to afford healthy food that will mitigate those conditions.
Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau proposed an amendment would include those properties under a law that adds affordable housing set-aside requirements to the sale of government land.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser solicits community input though multiple summer meetings for the plan to build 12,000 new affordable housing units in DC by 2025.
Many individuals lodge complaints against the Virginia Williams Family Resource Clinic during a recent oversight committee hearing.
On May 8, advocacy groups held a mock council session outside of the Wilson Building to call for investments in housing, street outreach, and public housing repairs to be included in the 2020 DC budget.