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Affordable Housing & Ending Homelessness

As economic development and gentrification in the District grows, long-time residents and those with low incomes increasingly struggle with the city’s high and rising housing costs. The disappearance of affordable housing in DC, particularly for larger families, puts enormous stress on family budgets and leaves many at risk of eviction and homelessness. This stress is disproportionately felt by Black and brown residents. In addition, about 90 percent of people in public housing — much of which is in poor condition — and 85 percent of individuals experiencing homelessness in the District are Black. Adequate affordable housing is a racial justice issue and city leaders should make the investments necessary to reduce housing costs and ensure homelessness is brief, rare, and nonrecurring.

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Testimony

Testimony on the Green New Deal for Housing Amendment Act of 2022

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Testimony

Testimony at the Public Oversight Hearing on DHS Implementation of Housing Investments

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Kate Coventry

Kate Coventry

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Eliana Golding

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