The D.C. Housing Authority seeks to increase public housing opportunities by updating its current waitlist.
Content categorized as Public Housing
D.C. Council committees proposed small increases to housing programs and social services during the markup process, but did not meet housing advocates’ demands.
Public housing residents elected Kenneth Council and Denise Blackson to the DCHA oversight board.
Housing advocates are asking the council for increased investment for tenant-based vouchers and housing repairs and to increase accountability for next year’s budget.
At a lecture hosted by American University on March 30th, Dr. Michael R. Fisher spoke about how the city has failed to deliver on its promises throughout the Barry Farm redevelopment project and the harmful effects of the mass residential displacement the project has incurred.
The D.C. Housing Authority is redeveloping Greenleaf Public Housing in Southwest D.C. and has promised residents their right to remain in the neighborhood. Residents impacted by redevelopment call for greater accountability from the agency to make sure their promise is upheld.
Cortney R. Singor shares her experience with homelessness and how she got started with Street Sense.
How does a homeless person in Washington, D.C. find housing? Here’s what you should know about a house application & process for finding housing.
Artist/Vendor Reginald Black, a.k.a. “Da street reportin’ artist” pens thoughts on DC’s budget debate concerning housing.
At a nearly nine-hour-long work session held on July 8, councilmembers deliberated over the mayor’s proposed budget, recommending a variety of changes intended to help bolster programs they feel are most needed.
The Mayor’s FY2022 request to increase the Housing Production Trust Fund is now being considered by the D.C. Council, but the fund has not met past targets to assist low-income residents.
Highlights from Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed $17.5 billion budget, which allocates $505.1 million in federal aid to support development of affordable housing.
As part of her goal to construct thousands of new homes across the city by 2025, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is seeking approval from the D.C. Council to invest an additional $400 million into affordable housing over the next two years.
Inconsistent communications from the DC Housing Authority and other agencies continues to harm the community’s trust in Barry Farm’s redevelopment.
In the first of two rounds of votes, the DC Council moved proposed revisions forward to the Comprehensive Plan, despite ongoing displacement and gentrification concerns.
D.C. Council votes to advance the Comprehensive Plan amendment, despite concerns of exacerbating racial inequity.
Libby Soloman of Greater Greater Washington analyzes affordable housing in the District.
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.
The District Task Force on Jails and Justice made 80 recommendations to the Mayor to invest in more affordable housing, to help communities and prevent crime.
Artist/Vendor Colly Dennis reflects on his year.