The Housing Production Trust Fund will be potentially receiving $263 million this year, despite issues of transparency and the fund’s inability to create affordable housing for those who need it most.
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Following officials’ and advocates’ calls to expand the FEMA-funded hotels to protect people experiencing homelessness from COVID-19, DHS announced on April 2 that the District will open a fourth PEP-V site that will accommodate an additional 200 residents.
For years, the latest update to D.C.’s Comprehensive Plan has sparked unprecedented public engagement and contention. It is slated to be decided in March.
With 555 people waiting to be placed into the PEP-V program, DHS has no plans for expansion, despite 100% FEMA reimbursement
The 2021 PIT count occurred on Jan. 27 in D.C., with reshaped procedures and new COVID-related challenges to face.
Jobless D.C. residents can look to extended federal unemployment programs even as problems plague local benefits and Biden’s plan stalls in Congress.
Laticia Brock calls on the city to do more to help those experiencing homelessness.
Local nonprofits say the cuts will make it harder for them to serve homeless youth amid the coronavirus pandemic.
D.C. Council gives the Mayor authority to extend the state of emergency, thus extend the eviction moratorium. But COVID-19 and unemployment remain issues.
The D.C. Council voted on Sept. 22 to place a one-year moratorium on applications for certificates of assurance, a little-know provision from 1985. Reconsidering these certificates is the first step to increasing rent control.
Three rental assistance programs, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program and the DHCD Rental Assistance program still have funds available for tenants. With these funds, as well as further action, the District hopes to prevent an eviction surge post-pandemic.
Jane Lyons offers insight on a housing policy implemented in Montgomery County.
A piece by artist and vendor Laticia Brock.
Raymond Pyle, who teaches at Moten Elementary school, believes the key to a better education starts with a properly funded community. His classroom goals for students won’t be put into action without proper support.
A piece by Carlton Johnson.
The D.C. council renewed the District’s existing rent control law, but did not address other areas where advocates say additional protections are necessary.
After an initial arrest that resulted in a stay-away order regarding the White House grounds and Black Lives Matte Plaza, a reportedly homeless man in need of mental health care now faces compounded charges. DC’s proposed FY 2021 budget includes no major expansions of behavioral health support for people in the criminal justice system.
n July 8, local anti-police groups got one step closer to their goal of police-free schools when the D.C. Council passed an amendment to change… Read more »
Laticia Brock writes about her personal experiences with homelessness.
Father John Enzler and Rev. William H. Lamar IV discuss what measures should be taken to further support the homeless community through the city budget, especially during the pandemic.