About Us

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute conducts research and public education on budget and tax issues in the District of Columbia, with a particular emphasis on issues that affect low- and moderate-income residents. By preparing timely analyses that are used by policy makers, the media, and the public, DCFPI seeks to inform public debates on budget and tax issues and to ensure that the needs of lower-income residents are considered in those debates.

DCFPI’s areas of work include:

  • analyzing the impact of tax and other revenue policies on the District’s long-term fiscal health and on the equity of its tax system;
  • working to ensure that programs serving low- and moderate-income residents are well designed, effective, and adequately funded; and
  • conducting research on income and poverty trends in the District and on serious problems facing low-income residents, such as the growing shortage of affordable housing.

DCFPI was established in 2001 by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working on federal and state issues that affect low- and moderate-income residents. DCFPI is a member of the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative, a network of state-level fiscal policy organizations.

Click here for a list of  DCFPI’s Advisory Committee members.


We are grateful to the foundations, organizations, and individuals who make our work possible.

 Special Thanks To:

Consumer Health Foundation

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

Horning Family Fund

The MARPAT Foundation

The Meyer Foundation

The Moriah Fund

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation

Woodbury Fund, Inc

World Bank Community Connections Fund