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Content categorized as Public Housing
Dorian Warren, Glenn Harris, and Michael McAfee outline how housing policy could impact the 2020 election.
Broad acceptance that public housing was a failed endeavor led to experiments in privatization locally. Here is how privatization has played out in DC.
Public policy has turned toward privatization of public housing after decades of federal disinvestment created slums out of public housing.
Families who receive housing through the D.C. Housing Authority will soon have new and gently used furniture in their homes thanks to a donation from the short-term rental startup Sonder.
Mayor Bowser’s budget has allocated funding to public housing repairs in response to a decade-long federal disinvestment. However, advocates argue that more money needs to be shifted to establish a recurring amount of funding for these repairs.
The amended budget, which increases funding for building new affordable housing units, providing tenants with rental relief and extending social services, faces a final vote by the Council on July 21, after which it will be submitted to the Mayor.
This article was featured in the June 10 digital-only edition of Street Sense. Until it is safe to resume person-to-person sales, you’ll always be able… Read more »
A virtual roundtable invited DC housing experts and public housing residents to consider how COVID-19 will affect redevelopment plans going forward.
The Way Home campaign and the Fair Budget Coalition are calling on the D.C. Council to allocate an additional $66 million to build more permanent supportive housing and fund critical homelessness prevention programs.
Israel Bayer, the director of INSP North America, argues now is the time for widespread action in the housing justice movement.
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.
Local housing activists visited the Wilson Building to deliver budget priorities to their councilmembers.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Community Connections almost $924,000 for permanent supportive housing.
The challenging balance to designate parts of Barry Farm and to provide affordable housing compelled the Historic Preservation Review Board to defer until Dec. 5th
The Historic Preservation Office challenged the District of Columbia Housing Authority to conclude discussion with the Barry Farm Tenants and Allies Association before Oct. 31.
There is a new housing complex situated just on the border between D.C. and Maryland at 4300 12th Street SE. It has 3 floors of single-family units, a public computer lab, free tenant WiFi, and a communal lounge, brightly colored and spacious. It is all brand new, with friendly staff and modern furniture. The most distinguishing feature of this new complex? Residents can live here rent-free.
On Aug. 13, Empower DC hosted a public forum at the “Action Hub” for D.C. residents to learn more about how co-operative housing could be a viable alternative to the current public housing crisis in D.C. Panelists included Amanda Huron of University of the District of Columbia, Johanna Bockman of George Mason University, and Empower DC co-founder Linda Leaks.
On July 25, Community members from across the District filled the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB)’s courtroom, many wearing stickers that read, “Yes! Barry Farm… Read more »
A panel hosted by GGWash and Metro DC DSA discussed the role of housing in decarbonization, and why it’s not on the agenda in the Green New Deal.