What You Don’t Know About the Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017

Housing not a commodity

The Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017 is currently under DC Council review. After mulling over the latest amendments they will vote on it again December 5, 2017. Before that happens, we’d like Grassroots DC readers to have some basic information about this bill so we’ve cross-posted the following from the Fair Budget Coalition, which describes what happened during the debate of proposed changes to the bill on November 7, 2017. . . . → Read More: What You Don’t Know About the Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017

The Continuing Fight to End Homelessness in the District of Columbia

State of the District's Poverty

Here’s a video I did for the Fair Budget Coalition last year during their State of the District’s Poverty event. In 2013, the FBC–along with a whole host of other organizations and individuals–was trying to convince Mayor Gray and the DC City Council to do something about the lack of affordable housing and the abundance […] . . . → Read More: The Continuing Fight to End Homelessness in the District of Columbia

How We Win: Lessons from Successful DC Advocacy Campaigns

How We Win Successful Campaigns

Cross-posted on behalf of the Fair Budget Coalition The story behind a successful advocacy campaign is not all gold and glory. Come hear about the innovative strategies, the trials and the errors that taught panelists what works to make an advocacy campaign successful. Panelists will tell the stories of what they did to move stubborn Councilmembers, […] . . . → Read More: How We Win: Lessons from Successful DC Advocacy Campaigns

Bonds: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Rich-People

CLICK HERE to take action today! Tell the DC Council to stop protecting a tax shelter for millionaires! The Fair Budget Coalition has put out another action alert through the progressive list serves. Apparently, the Mayor and many City Council members are fighting to protect tax exemptions on out-of-state bonds. Being not wealthy enough to own […] . . . → Read More: Bonds: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Call to Action: Help End Homelessness in DC

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Tell DC Council to Invest in the Programs that will End Homelessness for DC Residents! Visit this link: http://bit.ly/10bBDQw As part of the FY 2014 Budget Support Act (BSA), DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray has proposed significant changes to the Homeless Services Reform Act (HSRA), the law governing homeless services in DC. Not only will the proposed changes […] . . . → Read More: Call to Action: Help End Homelessness in DC