The Capital Region Housing Challenge was announced by the Housing Leaders Group of Greater Washington March 20. The challenge aims to encourage $1 billion in commitments to fund affordable housing projects in the D.C. metro area.
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Artist and vendor Ronald Smoot shares his view on life after being released from jail
Advocates from The Way Home Campaign demonstrated for an additional $35.5 million in the FY2020 budget just before Mayor Bowser announces her preliminary budget at the State of the District Event.
Mayor Muriel Bowser announces plan to fund more affordable housing units throughout the District.
City officials and church members gathered for a March 13 ribbon cutting at The Beacon Center, where all 99 of the new housing units have been set aside as affordable housing. A renovated Emory United Methodist Church sits at the center of the complex, which also houses community spaces and the church’s outreach programs.
More than 40 “public witnesses” signed up to testify during a DC Council performance oversight hearing on March 1. Many reported mistreatment.
A long-awaited downtown service center for D.C.’s homeless residents officially opened on Feb. 25 at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW. The grand opening comes after the mayor’s initial plan to open the center on Nov. 1.
Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffier answered questions from the community.
Vendor Moyo Onibuje discusses his experience finding housing, the comforts of his new home, and his ambitions for the future.
One proposal would move the DC housing authority under the purview of the mayor’s office, while another calls for new requirements for DCHA board members.
The report says there has been an increasingly expensive and competitive housing market in northern Virginia.
Angela Meeks responds to two letters for her advice column, My 2 Sense. One inquired about subsidized housing, the other about public restrooms in D.C.
Acting director of the District’s Office of Planning, Andrew Trueblood, emphasized his focus on affordable housing as the city develops its new comprehensive plan at a meeting with community activists.
As the partial government shutdown continues, city officials and service providers are working to protect residents relying on federally funded assistance and federal workers going without pay.
Carolyn Gallaher discusses D.C.’s need to put more money toward affordable housing.
Angie Whitehurst discusses improving D.C.’s finances in the new year through public advocacy and education.
More veterans housing is being built in Maryland by Bowman Community Development Corporation, a project of the First Baptist Church in Annapolis. Bowman was issued permits… Read more »
Members of the D.C. Grassroots Planning Coalition visited D.C. councilmembers on Nov. 30 to talk about the need for tougher protections against displacement and gentrification… Read more »
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration cut, and then partially reinstated, fiscal year 2019 funding for housing counseling services. Across-the-board funding cuts related to a federal block grant program, totalling $3.4… Read more »
The American Dream used to be that if you worked hard and saved, you could buy a house in the same neighborhood you grew up… Read more »