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Help Shape DC’s Health Exchange Budget

The DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority – the local agency behind the District’s health insurance marketplace, DC Health Link – plays an important role helping residents find affordable and high-quality health insurance. On Monday, November 6, the […]

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Let’s Get Better Jobs and Affordable Housing From Union Market Development

This story is so old-school DC—but in the worst kind of way. Mayor Bowser and the DC Council want to give $82 million to developers for projects around Union Market, even though DC’s independent finance office says they don’t need DC’s financial help. […]

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This October, We’re Talking About Domestic Violence Awareness in the District

October is known for many things – Halloween, seemingly all things pumpkin, and if you’re a District resident, the hopeful reprieve from a hot, humid summer. But October also represents Domestic Violence Awareness month. DCFPI wants to take time this month […]

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The Wharf: Huge DC Subsidies, Yet Mostly Low-Wage Jobs

The District Should Do More to Turn Economic Development into Good Jobs and Shared Prosperity The Wharf project that opens today received $300 million in subsidies from the District government, yet neither the developer nor the District took meaningful steps […]

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“Pour Resources In” and Watch Early Learners Grow

There’s excitement in the Wilson building these days about investing in DC’s future—our infants and toddlers—and not just because Councilmember Nadeau recently became a mom!  The Council had a standing-room-only hearing last week for two bills that […]

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DC Should Not “Repeal and Replace” Paid Family and Medical Leave

DC’s paid family and medical leave program, adopted last year, is based on a proven model used in other states, with many strong features: a transparent system for workers, minimal administrative burden on employers, and low overhead costs. Yet before it […]

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DCFPI’s Website Has Joined the 21st Century!

We’re thrilled to share our new website with you! We’re still delivering in-depth analysis, advocacy, and information that supports the fight for smart, progressive policies—we just have a fresh new look, complete with a new logo and tag line: […]

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DC Has Disparities in Health Coverage Despite Its Low Uninsured Rate

DC may have the fourth lowest uninsured rate in the nation, but the latest data show persistent racial disparities in health coverage rates, as well as an increase last year in the uninsured rate for children. This means that amidst the District’s incredible […]

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DC Put $8 Million More in the Pockets of Low-Income Workers Thanks to Tax Credit Expansion

DC’s recent efforts to boost the incomes of low-wage workers through its Earned Income Tax Credit are working, according to a new DCFPI analysis of DC tax return data. Over 10,000 more DC working families and individuals claimed DC’s EITC in tax year […]

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Inclusionary Zoning Will Only Get Better Thanks to Administrative Fixes

There’s more good news about DC’s inclusionary zoning program. New regulations proposed by the Department of Housing and Community Development, which oversees the program, will help this affordable housing tool work more smoothly for low-income residents […]

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