Artist/Vendor Reginald Black, a.k.a. “Da street reportin’ artist” pens thoughts on DC’s budget debate concerning housing.
Content categorized as Public 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.
Ivory Wilson updates readers on her life.
Joshua Faison on the need for more low-income housing.
A Street Sense Media analysis determined that only six of the 24 at-large DC Council candidates on the ballot advertised specific plans with measurable goals to address homelessness in their online platforms. We sent them five questions about local poverty.
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.