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McDuffie Wants to See Fiscal Incentives in D.C.

Tarza Mitchell, the policy director at DCFPI, said the District “has one of the largest Black-to-white wealth and income gaps in the nation and the median racial wealth gap actually grows with higher education levels.”

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Rental Advisory Needed

By the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute executive’s estimates, about 40% of D.C.’s low-income households devoted more than a third of their monthly income to paying rent — the federal standard for determining if someone is “cost burdened” by housing prices.

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A Worsening Housing Gap

The pandemic has financially crippled lower-income D.C.-area renters with very little hope of recovery, disproportionately affecting people of color, according to Census surveys.

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