Areas of Research

 


Recent Reports

Testimony of Claire Zippel, Policy Analyst, At the Public Hearing on Bill 22-92, Short Term Rental Regulation and Affordable Housing Protection Act of 2017, DC Council Committee of the Whole
April 26th, 2017

Testimony of Marlana Wallace, Policy Analyst At the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Oversight Hearing On the Office of the State Superintendent for Education DC Council Committee on Education
April 25th, 2017

Testimony of Ilana Boivie at the FY 2017 Budget Oversight Hearing for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, DC Council Committee on Finance & Revenue
April 12th, 2017

Testimony of Ilana Boivie at the Hearing on Strategies to Improve Employment Outcomes for District Youth, DC Council Committee on Workforce, April 3, 2017
April 10th, 2017

Testimony of Ilana Boivie at the FY 2016 Performance Oversight Hearing for the Deputy Mayor for Education, February 15, 2017
April 10th, 2017

Testimony of Ed Lazere, at the Performance Oversight Hearing for the Department of Employment Services, Workforce Investment Council, and Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, March 15, 2017
March 22nd, 2017

Mayor Bowser Should Put DC Students Ahead of Tax Cuts
March 21st, 2017

Testimony of Claire Zippel at the FY 2016 Performance Oversight Hearing for the DC Housing Authority, DC Council Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization
March 20th, 2017

Testimony of Claire Zippel at the FY 2016 Performance Oversight Hearing for the Department of Housing and Community Development, DC Council Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization
March 7th, 2017

Testimony of Ilana Boivie at the FY 2016 Performance Oversight Hearing for the Deputy Mayor for Education, February 15, 2017
February 16th, 2017

Testimony of Ed Lazere at the FY 2016 Performance Oversight Hearing for the Office of State Superintendent for Education, February 14, 2017
February 15th, 2017

Testimony of Ilana Boivie at the COW Workforce Subcommittee Public Hearing on The Fair Wage Amendment Act, November 29, 2016
November 29th, 2016

Testimony of Ilana Boivie at the COW Subcommittee on Workforce Public Roundtable on Fair Scheduling Issues, November 3, 2016
November 8th, 2016

A Citizen’s Guide to the DC Budget
November 1st, 2016

Testimony of Ilana Boivie on B21-120, Wage Theft Prevention Clarification and Overtime Fairness Amendment Act and B21-711, Wage Theft Prevention Revision Amendment Act, October 26, 2016
October 26th, 2016

Low-Income DCPS Schools Are Shortchanged When It Comes to Supplemental Resources for “At-Risk” Students
October 26th, 2016

DC Residents in the Criminal Justice System will Benefit from Free I.D. Legislation
October 20th, 2016

Why It’s Good News that Amazon Is Collecting Sales Tax in DC
October 11th, 2016

DC’s Racial Inequality Continues to Widen, Even as the City Sees Substantial Economic Growth
October 3rd, 2016

25,000 People: What the latest Census figures have to say about DC’s remaining uninsured
September 23rd, 2016

DC’s Racial Inequality Continues to Widen, Even as the City Sees Substantial Economic Growth
September 15th, 2016

TANF at 20: TANF Parents Speak Out
August 22nd, 2016

Interactive: How Does Your Household Income Compare to Other DC Households?
August 12th, 2016

How Does Your Household Income Compare to Other DC Households? Try Our New Online Tool and Find Out
August 12th, 2016

Chronic Homelessness is Down, But the District is Falling Behind on Its Goal
June 2nd, 2016

Testimony of Ilana Boivie at the Public Hearing on B21-712, the Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016, May 26, 2016
May 27th, 2016

Testimony of Ed Lazere at the Budget Oversight Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request Act and Budget Support Act, April 29, 2016
May 7th, 2016

Testimony of Claire Zippel At the Budget Oversight Hearing for the Department of Housing and Community Development, April 27, 2016
May 2nd, 2016

Testimony of Ilana Boivie at the Budget Oversight Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request Act and Budget Support Act, April 29, 2016
May 2nd, 2016

Testimony of Ilana Boivie for the BCRA Public Hearing on B21-370, The Unemployment Benefits Modernization Amendment Act of 2015, April 27, 2016
April 28th, 2016

A Changing Landscape: Examining How Public Charter School Enrollment Is Growing in DC
April 28th, 2016

Testimony of Ilana Boivie at the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Oversight Hearing for the Department of Employment Services, April 25, 2016
April 25th, 2016

Testimony of Claire Zippel At the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Oversight Hearing for the DC Housing Authority, April 21, 2016
April 25th, 2016

Testimony of Ilana Boivie at the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Oversight Hearing for the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, April 20, 2016
April 21st, 2016

Testimony of Kate Coventry At the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Oversight Hearing for the Department of Human Services District of Columbia Committee on Health and Human Services, April 20, 2016
April 20th, 2016

Testimony of Soumya Bhat at the FY 2017 Budget Oversight Hearing for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, April 18, 2016
April 18th, 2016

Testimony of Soumya Bhat at the FY 2017 Budget Oversight Hearing for DC Public Schools (DCPS), April 14, 2016
April 14th, 2016

Analysis of FY 2017 DC Public Schools “At-Risk” Funds
April 7th, 2016

Solid Footing: Reinforcing the Early Care and Education Economy for Infants and Toddlers in DC
March 10th, 2016

Testimony of Claire Zippel, Housing Policy Associate, At the Performance Oversight Hearing for the Department of Housing and Community Development, March 4, 2016
March 9th, 2016

Testimony of Ilana Boivie, Senior Policy Analyst, at the Performance Oversight Hearing for the Department of Employment Services and Workforce Investment Council, March 7, 2016
March 8th, 2016

Testimony of Soumya Bhat, Policy Analyst, at the FY 2016 Performance Oversight Hearing for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, March 2, 2016
March 2nd, 2016

Testimony of Kate Coventry, Policy Analyst, at the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Performance Oversight Hearing For the Department of Human Services District of Columbia Committee on Health and Human Services February 25, 2016
March 1st, 2016

Testimony of Ilana Boivie, Senior Policy Analyst, at the BCRA Public Oversight Roundtable Review of the District’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Unified State Plan, February 26, 2016
February 29th, 2016

A City Breaking Apart: The Incomes of DC’s Poorest Residents are Falling, While Economic Growth is Benefiting Better-Off Residents
February 25th, 2016

Testimony of Claire Zippel, Housing Policy Associate On B21-0417, The First Time Homebuyer Tax Benefit Amendment Act, February 24, 2016
February 23rd, 2016

Testimony of Ed Lazere at the Public Hearing on The Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, February 11, 2016
February 22nd, 2016

Understanding The DC Public Assistance Amendment Act of 2015: Exemptions and Extensions Proposed
February 17th, 2016

Testimony of Soumya Bhat At the FY 2016 Performance Oversight Hearing for the Office of the State Superintendent for Education, February 17, 2016
February 17th, 2016

When Every Dollar Counts: Child Poverty Has Lasting Negative Effects, But Even Small Income Boosts Can Help
February 11th, 2016

Testimony of Claire Zippel, Housing Policy Associate At the Public Roundtable On New Communities Initiative And The Right To Return
February 1st, 2016

Testimony of Ilana Boivie at a Public Hearing on Bill 21-0211, The Employment Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence Amendment Act and Bill 21-0244, The Fair Credit History Screening Act of 2015, January 26, 2016
January 28th, 2016

DC’s Public Housing: An Important Resource at Risk
January 27th, 2016

Testimony of Ilana Boivie at a Public Roundtable Review of the District’s Workforce Development Programs and the Implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, January 13, 2016
January 21st, 2016

Testimony of Ed Lazere at the Public Hearing on Bill 21-415, the “Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015″ for the District of Columbia Committee of the Whole, December 2, 2015
December 11th, 2015

Testimony of Kate Coventry at a Public Oversight Roundtable on Transition Plan for Families Nearing the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Time Limit and PR 21-346, The “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Sanction Policy Amendment Approval Resolution of 2015” and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Employment Program Performance Outcomes District of Columbia Committee on Health and Human Services, November 17, 2015
November 18th, 2015

Testimony of Soumya Bhat at the Public Hearing on Early Learning and Early Care in the District of Columbia, November 14, 2015
November 16th, 2015

Testimony of Soumya Bhat at the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Hearing for District of Columbia Public Schools, November 4, 2015
November 4th, 2015

Testimony of Wes Rivers at the Public Roundtable on Review of Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc. (“GHMSI”) 2011 Surplus for the District of Columbia Committee on Finance and Revenue, October 28, 2015
October 29th, 2015

ICH Design Guidelines for DC General Replacement Units
October 27th, 2015

DC Homeowners Pay the Lowest Property Taxes in the Region
October 21st, 2015

How to Make Public Charter School Finances More Transparent
October 16th, 2015

Two Paths to Better Jobs for DC Residents: Improved Training and Stronger Job Protections
October 15th, 2015

Testimony of Soumya Bhat At the Public Hearing on the Public Charter School Fiscal Transparency Amendment Act of 2015
October 14th, 2015

Testimony of Claire Zippel At the Public Hearing on Bill 21-328 “Disposition of District Land for Affordable Housing Clarification Act of 2015” October 8, 2015
October 8th, 2015

Testimony of Ed Lazere at the Public Hearing on Bill 21-325, “Land Disposition Transparency Act of 2015″ October 8, 2015
October 8th, 2015

Latest Revenue Forecast Triggers Tax Cuts for 2016
October 6th, 2015

While DC Continues to Recover from Recession, Communities of Color Continue to Face Challenges
September 18th, 2015

Two Major Wins for Workers’ Rights
September 3rd, 2015

A Look At DC Public Charter School Finances: Revenue And Spending Per Student
August 5th, 2015

DC Needs Plan to Help Medicaid Beneficiaries Work Through Eligibility and Enrollment Issues
July 28th, 2015

DC Should Seize the Opportunity to Strengthen Inclusionary Zoning And Generate More Affordable Housing
July 23rd, 2015

Feds Give States Options to Cover Housing-Related Services with Medicaid
July 22nd, 2015

How the U.S. Government Is Making Washington, D.C. the Capitol of Inequality
July 21st, 2015

Making Sure DC Residents Don’t Go Hungry
July 15th, 2015

TESTIMONY OF WES RIVERS, POLICY ANALYST, DC FISCAL POLICY INSTITUTE, At the National Commission on Hunger Public Hearing in Washington, DC, July 14, 2015
July 15th, 2015

Which Tax Reductions Are Likely to Go Into Effect in the Fall?
July 8th, 2015

Approved Tax Triggers Could Hurt DC’s Ability To Fund Critical Services Next Year
July 6th, 2015

Testimony of Soumya Bhat at the Public Roundtable on the Value of Investing in Trauma-Informed Public Schools and Support Services, June 23, 2015
June 23rd, 2015

Testimony of Soumya Bhat at the Public Roundtable on the Evaluation of Public Schools in DC by the Public Education Reform Amendment Act (PERAA), June 22, 2015
June 23rd, 2015

What the DC Budget Means for You: DCFPI’s Updated Toolkit Tells it All in Pictures, Numbers, and Words
June 23rd, 2015

Hearing on Unemployment Worker Profiles Underlines the Need for Improved Services for Job Seekers
June 19th, 2015

Unpredictable, Unsustainable: The Impact of Employers’ Scheduling Practices in DC
June 11th, 2015

New Federal Rules Could Ensure Medicaid Beneficiaries Have Better Access to Doctors
June 5th, 2015

Great Outcomes in the DC Budget to Help Residents Move Up the Economic Ladder
May 28th, 2015

Council’s Budget Proposal Includes Both New Investments And Reductions in Affordable Housing and Human Services
May 27th, 2015

If a Surplus is Found, Council Should Fill in Budget Gaps
May 26th, 2015

Testimony of Kate Coventry at a Public Oversight Roundtable on the Interagency Council on Homelessness Strategic Plan: Homeward DC, May 15, 2015
May 21st, 2015

Most DC Residents Support Modest Sales Tax Increase To Fund Important Services, Poll Shows
May 21st, 2015

Medicaid Can Help Build a More Robust Permanent Supportive Housing Program In DC
May 15th, 2015

More Funding Needed for Homeless Individuals Despite Significant Budget Investments
May 1st, 2015

Mayor Bowser Does a Lot with a Lean Budget But It May Not Work Again Next Year
April 30th, 2015

Testimony of Kate Coventry at the Budget Oversight Hearing on The Department of Human Services, April 24, 2015
April 24th, 2015

FY 2016 Budget Would Make Investments That Help Kids Enter School Healthy and Ready to Learn
April 22nd, 2015

Introducing DCFPI’s Budget Chartbook and Toolkit!
April 17th, 2015

A Modest Sales Tax Change Will Support Important Initiatives to Help Vulnerable DC Residents
April 8th, 2015

DCFPI’s Take on Mayor Bowser’s First Budget
April 3rd, 2015

DCFPI’s Take on Mayor’s Bowser’s First Budget
April 3rd, 2015

DC’s New Plan to End Homelessness Is a Great Start
April 2nd, 2015

Making a Good Jobs Program Even Better: How to Strengthen DC’s Project Empowerment
April 1st, 2015