The Top 5 Things You Should Know About the Mayor’s FY 2020 Budget
DCFPI’s key takeaways from the Mayor’s proposed fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget
Removing Barriers to Health Care Access for DC Immigrants
DC imposes barriers to accessing health care through the DC Healthcare Alliance—a program for low-income residents that primarily serves immigrants—contributing to both poor health outcomes and unnecessarily high program costs.
DC Needs to Double Down on the Housing Production Trust Fund
The District’s recent commitment to building affordable housing—with $100 million per year for the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) since fiscal year (FY) 2015—is notable yet falling short in key ways.
DC Should Invest in Programs that Help Residents with Disabilities
Interim Disability Assistance and SSI/ SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery are crucial resources for DC residents with disabilities.
The Mayor and Council Should Fund Public Restrooms in the Budget
By increasing access to public restrooms, the District can be a friendlier place for tourists, children and their caretakers, residents with illnesses and disabilities, and residents experiencing homelessness.
Action Alert:Tell Mayor Bowser to Implement Solutions to DC’s Critical Affordable Housing Shortage
Stable housing is the foundation of strong families and communities. Act now to urge the Mayor to put the District on a path to safe and affordable homes for all DC residents.
Tax Cuts for Mansions: A Recipe for Wider Inequity in DC
A property tax cut for wealthy homeowners would amplify DC’s racial and economic inequities.
Tell the Mayor What YOU Want to See in the Budget, at a Budget Engagement Forum
Every year the Mayor holds budget engagement forums to hear from residents about their priorities. This is an opportunity to gather with other residents and make your voice heard about what kind of community you want DC to be.
‘Mansion Taxes’ Can Advance Opportunity for DC’s Residents
Mansion taxes can improve the fairness of DC’s tax system and help fund our biggest priorities, such as affordable housing, schools, health care, roads, and other services and infrastructure that drive economic growth.
The Federal Shutdown Should Reignite Discussion about Tapping DC’s Reserves
Using a portion of DC’s reserves, instead of immediately putting it into savings, could help ensure that lost tax revenue due to the shutdown doesn’t force cuts in services like schools or health care.