The D.C. Chief Financial Officer pushes back on D.C. Council’s plan for $24.5 million of Events D.C. reserve funds to be directed toward public housing repairs, threatening to block the FY2020 budget confirmation.
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On May 28, the FY2020 Budget Support Act passed its second and final vote in the D.C. Council. Funds were added for the District’s only public hospital, the mayor’s Housing Preservation Fund, much-needed public housing repairs, and more.
A group of displaced public housing residents have nominated their community for landmark status to preserve and honor its long history as it undergoes controversial redevelopment.
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.
Approximately 15 representatives from the People For Fairness Coalition canvassed the Wilson Building on Dec. 21, seeking more funding and stronger legal protections to address… Read more »
A fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing Complex displaces 160 residents and leaves one senior trapped in the building for five days.
The Western Regional Advocacy Project discusses common “solutions” to poverty that, while having the best of intentions, do not stop the epidemic of homelessness and waste millions of dollars.
Residents of the Barry Farm housing development held a rally on Aug. 18 to halt demolition and to demand a seat at the table to discuss the redevelopment plan for the area.
A handful of residents of Barry Farm, a public housing complex in Anacostia, breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year when plans to demolish and redevelop the neighborhood were sent back for revision.
The bill establishes a program where tenants choose to report their rent as a means to establish a better credit score. It has yet to receive funding.
Activists want the Comprehensive Plan to create opportunities for more affordable housing. Developers want the plan to allow them to build without having to worry about lengthy appeals.
An audit of the Department of Housing and Community Development criticized it for not keeping reliable records of Housing Production Trust Fund spending. The audit called on the agency to maintain a public database of information on its spending, and to consistently publish reports annual and quarterly reports.
Vendor Reginald Black calls for a comprehensive, city-wide approach to replacing D.C. General with local family shelters.
Several D.C. government agencies announced plans to renovate a vacant apartment complex, to create 220 new unites of affordable housing.
James Butler, who is running for mayor of D.C., outlines his plan to end homeless in the District using a three-part process that focuses on community engagement, replacing D.C. General, and redistribution of tax money.
Tenants of Congress Heights and other protesters marched on the home of land developer Geoff Griffis. They are concerned that Griffis’ planned redevelopment of their apartments at Congress Heights will displace them from their homes.
Advocacy group ONE D.C. organized an art show to discuss local housing issues in D.C.
The annual PIT Count took place Jan. 25. The count is a census of the District’s homeless population that includes people outdoors, people in shelters and people in transitional housing programs. The PIT Count does not provide an accurate census of DC’s homeless youth, so a separate count called the Homeless Youth Census is conducted by Solid Foundations DC, an initiative of Mayor Bowser.
Artist and Vendor Betty Everett shares her best wishes for everyone in 2018.
Rents could be raised for some of
the nation’s poorest tenants under a provision of a bill now working its way through Congress.