Will the District’s Budget Recognize the Struggles of Low-Income Residents?

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A recent report released from the D.C. Consortium of Legal Services Providers suggests that the two — seemingly intractable poverty and the struggle for safe, affordable housing — are inextricably linked here in the District. Housing instability and the fear of homelessness are the greatest worries of our most vulnerable neighbors. . . . → Read More: Will the District’s Budget Recognize the Struggles of Low-Income Residents?

Rallying for Housing for D.C.’s Homeless

Cross-Post from WTOP about the CNHED’s Rally to Fulfill the Promise. Will $100 million that Mayor Bowser has slated for affordable housing make a difference? . . . → Read More: Rallying for Housing for D.C.’s Homeless

DC Council Votes to Lower the Legal Standard for new Family Shelters: “What’s wrong with us?”

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Cross-Posted from the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless Written by Patricia Mullahy Fugere Last week, the DC Council voted 9-4 against requiring that the new DC General replacement shelters have private bathrooms. Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced an amendment requiring private bathrooms for every unit, and Councilmembers McDuffie, Silverman, and Orange supported it. Councilmembers Mendelson, Grosso, Bonds, […] . . . → Read More: DC Council Votes to Lower the Legal Standard for new Family Shelters: “What’s wrong with us?”

The True Cost of Gentrification

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cross-posted from the Washington Peace Letter written by Will Merrifield The exploding housing costs that have accompanied the influx of new residents into DC have brought mass displacement of life-long residents and a subsequent spike in family homelessness. Currently, in the District, a person making minimum wage must work approximately 132 hours per week, 52 weeks […] . . . → Read More: The True Cost of Gentrification

Call To Action: Rally for the Rights, Safety and Dignity of Homeless Families at DC General

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Posted on Behalf of Andrew Batcher On June 3rd, at 6:30 pm, there will be a rally at the DC General Homeless Shelter, located at 1900 Massachusetts Ave. SE (at the end of the road), right next to the Stadium Armory Metro. This former hospital turned homeless shelter, methadone clinic, and jail currently houses hundreds of […] . . . → Read More: Call To Action: Rally for the Rights, Safety and Dignity of Homeless Families at DC General