Areas of Research

 


Recent Reports

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

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