Countdown to the Council’s Budget Vote Begins….
District Dime readers, we are less than 24 hours from the Council’s first vote on the fiscal year 2013 budget. Once the budget is released to the public, DCFPI will do a quick analysis and post it here.
So as we wait, a few highlights from last week:
*District high school senior Chris Feaster–who currently lives at DC General family shelter but will be moving to East Lansing, Michigan, this fall to study at Michigan State University–talks directly to the DC Council about housing for families like his: http://www.dcfpi.org/the-budget-priority-list-future-michigan-state-freshman-and-dc-family-shelter-resident-chris-feaster
*DCFPI Policy Director Jenny Reed talks about DC’s vanishing low-cost housing: http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2012-05-10/spiraling-rents-our-region
*Read our new report, Disappearing Act: http://www.dcfpi.org/disappearing-act-affordable-housing-in-dc-is-vanishing-amid-sharply-rising-housing-costs