Areas of Research

 


Recent Reports

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

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

Investing in Our Kids: District of Columbia School Finance Primer
March 26th, 2015

DCFPI Presentation at “What’s in Store?” FY 2016 Event
March 20th, 2015

DC Council Budget Office Overview of Budget Process – “What’s In Store?” Event
March 20th, 2015

Economy and Revenue Forecast: ORA Presentation for “What’s in Store?” Event
March 20th, 2015

Testimony of Soumya Bhat at the Public Hearing on B21-34, the Books from Birth Act of 2015, March 19, 2015
March 19th, 2015

Testimony of Kate Coventry at the Performance Oversight Hearing of the Department of Human Services, March 12, 2015
March 12th, 2015

Going, Going, Gone: DC’s Vanishing Affordable Housing
March 12th, 2015

Going, Going, Gone: DC’s Vanishing Affordable Housing
March 12th, 2015

Testimony of Soumya Bhat at the Performance Oversight Hearing for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, March 6, 2015
March 6th, 2015

Better Oversight Needed to Improve Access to Health Services For 175,000 DC Medicaid Participants
February 27th, 2015

Education and Enforcement Are Key to Making Sure Workers Benefit from Minimum Wage and Other Changes
February 24th, 2015

Melinda Gaino: Working But Left Behind in DC’s Prosperity
February 18th, 2015

Ensuring Low-Income Kids Get the Behavioral Health Services They Need
February 13th, 2015

Testimony of Wes Rivers At the Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Performance Oversight Hearing For the DC Department of Behavioral Health District of Columbia Committee on Health February 12, 2015
February 13th, 2015

The Surplus and the Shortfall: An Explainer
February 10th, 2015

This Year, Spend the Surplus to Make DC Stronger
February 6th, 2015

Testimony of Kate Coventry, Policy Analyst At a Joint Public Roundtable on Homelessness in the District of Columbia January 30, 2015
February 2nd, 2015

How DC Can Act Now to Help Homeless Families
February 2nd, 2015

DC Council: Support Funding DC Health Link In a Way That Keeps Plans Affordable for All District Residents
January 29th, 2015

Testimony of Wes Rivers At the Public Hearing for Bill 21-8 “Health Benefit Exchange Authority Financial Sustainability Amendment Act of 2015” January 29, 2015
January 29th, 2015

Left Behind: DC’s Economic Recovery Is Not Reaching All Residents
January 27th, 2015

New Data Center for Schools Could Help Parents Even More With a Few Tweaks
January 20th, 2015

Supports for Parents Can Help Kids Enter School Healthy and Ready to Learn
January 15th, 2015

The Recommendations of the D.C. Tax Revision Commission, as Implemented in the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, Are Having a Favorable Impact on the District
January 14th, 2015

Reforms that Will Make It Easier To Apply for Public Benefits
January 13th, 2015

So Proud of DCFPI’s Elissa Silverman & Jenny Reed
January 12th, 2015

Improving Health with Better Access to Care, More Oversight, and Sustainable Funding
January 9th, 2015

Reducing Inequality, Increasing Opportunities for DC Residents: Recommendations to the New Mayor and DC Council
January 5th, 2015

Helping Families Home Roadmap: A Report Card on DC’s Progress in Helping Homeless Families
December 9th, 2014

Testimony of Kate Coventry, At the Public Hearing on the Consolidated Plan Proposed Substantial Amendment FY 2015 HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistant (TBRA)
December 8th, 2014

Testimony of Soumya Bhat, At the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Hearing for District of Columbia Public Schools
November 17th, 2014

Testimony of Kate Coventry, Policy Analyst, At the Public Oversight Roundtable on The Winter Plan: Protecting the Lives of Homeless People in the Winter of 2014-2015
October 31st, 2014

Community Recommendations to Improve Access to The Healthcare Alliance Program
October 30th, 2014

Tackling Poverty Is Key to Improving Educational Outcomes in DC
October 8th, 2014

Poverty in DC Has Jumped Significantly Since 2007
October 7th, 2014

DC Council: Don’t Weaken a Bill That Will Develop Affordable Housing across DC
October 7th, 2014

Helping Families Succeed By Helping Them Avoid Deep Poverty
October 3rd, 2014

Testimony of Kate Coventry, Policy Analyst, At the Public Oversight Roundtable on the Human Impact of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Benefits Cuts
October 3rd, 2014

Testimony of Kate Coventry, Policy Analyst, At the Public Oversight Roundtable on “Safety Procedures at DC General Family Shelter”
September 19th, 2014

New Census Data Reveal a Large Jump in Poverty Since 2007
September 18th, 2014

Unlocking Opportunities: Services That Help Poor Children Succeed In the Classroom
July 31st, 2014

Testimony of Wes Rivers, Policy Analyst, At the Public Hearing on B 20-805, The District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Development Act of 2014
July 23rd, 2014

Testimony of Kate Coventry, Policy Analyst, At the Public Oversight Hearing on: The Recommendations of the CCNV (Community for Creative Non-Violence) Task Force
July 8th, 2014

Testimony of Kate Coventry, Policy Analyst, At the Public Oversight Hearing on: The Creation of the Homelessness Prevention Program, Bill 20-0767 and Bill 20-0795
July 2nd, 2014

Testimony of Ed Lazere, Executive Director, At the Public Hearing on B 20-805, The District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Development Act of 2014
June 26th, 2014

DCFPI, the Federal City Council and DC Chamber of Commerce Send Letter to the Council Supporting the Expansion of the Sales Tax to Cover Health Clubs
June 24th, 2014

DC Region Economy Good for Some, But Leaving Others Behind. Broadly shared prosperity is not among region’s attractions
June 23rd, 2014

Bursting the Bubble: The Challenges of Working and Living in the National Capital Region
June 23rd, 2014

Testimony of Soumya Bhat, Education Finance and Policy Analyst, At the Public Hearing on B20-723, Special Education Student Rights Act of 2014
June 19th, 2014

Testimony of Jenny Reed, Policy Director, At the Public Hearing on B20-604 , Affordable Homeownership Preservation and Equity Accumulation Act of 2013
May 30th, 2014

Testimony of Jenny Reed, Policy Director, At the Public Hearing on B20-708, Housing Production Trust Fund Baseline Funding Act of 2014
May 30th, 2014

Testimony of Jenny Reed, Policy Director, At the Public Hearing on Bill 20-0594, The Disposition of District Land for Affordable Housing Amendment Act of 2014
May 29th, 2014

CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN POLICY AND REALITY: Preventing Wrongful Denials and Terminations of Public Benefits in the District of Columbia
May 22nd, 2014

Testimony of Jenny Reed, Policy Director, At the Public Oversight Hearing on the FY 2015 Budget Request Act of 2014 and the FY 2015 Budget Support Act of 2014
May 9th, 2014

Testimony of Jessica Fulton, Outreach Director, At the Public Oversight Hearing on the FY 2015 Budget for the Office of Notion Picture and Television Development
May 9th, 2014

Testimony of Kate Coventry, Policy Analyst, At the Public Hearing Roundtable on the End Youth Homelessness Amendment Act of 2014
May 8th, 2014

Testimony of Jenny Reed, Policy Director, At the Public Oversight Hearing on the FY 2015 Budget for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer
May 8th, 2014

Testimony of Ed Lazere, Executive Director, At the Public Hearing on Department of Employment Services FY 2015 Budget
May 8th, 2014

Testimony of Jenny Reed, Policy Director, at the FY 2015 Budget Oversight Hearing for the Department of Housing and Community Development
May 2nd, 2014

Testimony Of Jenny Reed, Policy Director, At the Public Oversight Hearing on the FY 2015 Budget for the DC Housing Authority
May 1st, 2014

Testimony Of Soumya Bhat, Education Finance And Policy Analyst, At the Oversight Hearing On the Proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Budget of the Office of State Superintendent of Education, Non-Public Tuition, Special Education Transportation, and District of Columbia Public Charter School Payments
May 1st, 2014

Testimony of Kate Coventry, Policy Analyst, At the Public Hearing on Department of Human Services Budget
May 1st, 2014

Testimony of Wes Rivers, Health Policy Analyst, At the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Oversight Hearing for the DC Department of Health
May 1st, 2014

20 GROUPS ISSUE ROADMAP TO ADDRESSING FAMILY HOMELESSNESS IN DC
April 30th, 2014

Helping Families Home: A Roadmap for the District
April 30th, 2014

Testimony of Wes Rivers, Health Policy Analyst, At the Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Oversight Hearing
April 29th, 2014

WHAT’S IN THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED FY 2015 BUDGET FOR EDUCATION?
April 29th, 2014

Testimony of Soumya Bhat, Education Finance and Policy Analyst, At the Oversight Hearing on The Proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Budget of the District of Columbia Public Schools
April 16th, 2014

Testimony of Wes Rivers, Policy Analyst, At the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Oversight Hearing for the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority
April 10th, 2014