Low-income people from across the nation rallied in the Poor People’s Campaign’s ‘Assembly and Moral March on Washington.’
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Gerald Anderson will never forget the first time he ever stole something. It was sometime in the late 1970s in New Orleans, La. And 10… Read more »
Even as STAY D.C. applications are closed and the city has lifted its utility moratorium, residents still have access to myriad resources to help pay for their utilities this winter.
Each morning before heading to a public charter school in southeast Washington, one teacher must decide if she’s going to pay for an Uber, which… Read more »
It was 2018 when the Rev. Wendy Hamilton, a 2022 candidate for D.C. delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, first learned about universal basic… Read more »
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.
The D.C. Council approved a historic tax increase on July 20 aimed at lifting residents out of poverty, but not everyone qualified is taking advantage of the existing resources it would be linked to.
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson famously declared war on poverty. Up until this point, the U.S. had no official measure of poverty and therefore no statistics on its scope, shape or changing nature. Author and professor Mark Robert Rank discusses his book Confronting Poverty and how the approach that the government came up with in the 1960s is still its official measure of poverty, used to determine eligibility for hundreds of billions of dollars in federal aid.
Ahead of debates over the mayor’s FY22 budget, a DCFPI analysis finds that D.C.’s 1% pays less in taxes than everyone but the lowest 20% of residents and argues that higher taxes on D.C.’s wealthiest residents are essential to addressing racial inequities in wealth and income.
Tenant voices were conspicuously absent from the deliberation on recommendations that will affect the District’s most vulnerable renters’ ability to remain housed through the end of the pandemic and long after.
Mosley contemplates rich and poor individuals, and the dependent relationship one has on the other.
Worries about eviction during the pandemic disproportionately affect Black and Hispanic renters, widening the racial wealth gap.
THRIVE, a partnership between four local nonprofits, launched a basic income program in Ward 8. Participants report that the extra money has made an unimaginable difference in their financial situation.
Artist Joseph Walker on how he copes with the country’s economic system.
Teachers and local organizations are pushing for more support for homeless students so that they can successfully stay on track while taking classes.
Since the CARES Act was passed, many Americans who filed tax returns have already received their economic stimulus payment. Catholic Charities DC is reaching out to those who may not have filed and think they’re ineligible.
Two bills addressing housing discrimination received a hearing on Feb. 20. In response, critics voiced their concerns regarding the enforcement of this legislation and whether they are adequate enough to fully address this deep-rooted systemic issue.
At a recent Urban Institute (UI) symposium examining “inclusive growth” by promoting “resident financial health,” attendees were reminded how far our society has come and how far it still has to go.
ATD Fourth World and Oxford University merged the insights of academics, practitioners, and activists to map out the experience of poverty in the US.
The subject of homeless encampments can be difficult to understand, and even more difficult to talk about. Homeless encampments affect not just the people who live in them but those who live around them. This article explores how this topic affects everyone.