It’s Time to Make the Housing Production Trust Fund More Transparent
Since the Housing Production Trust Fund is DC’s primary tool to finance the production and preservation of affordable housing, public transparency should be required for the entire HPTF project selection process.
Fair Business Incentives Are OK. Tax Giveaways Aren’t. DC is Making the Right Move on the Line Hotel
When DC offers tax cuts to companies, we should get something in return, like good jobs for DC residents. That’s why the District is right to withhold the generous tax abatement it offered the Line Hotel almost 10 years ago.
Update: What Changed in the FY 2020 DC Budget at Final Vote
Yesterday, the DC Council had its second and final vote on the DC budget for FY 2020. The approved budget includes important investments for DC residents but fails to ensure that all residents have the resources they need to be successful in our growing city. […]
DC Council Pits Affordable Housing Programs Against Each Other
The District’s affordable housing challenge is complex and requires a number of intertwined solutions that work together.
What You Need to Know About the FY 2020 DC Budget After First Vote
Yesterday, the DC Council held its first vote on the budget for FY 2020. While the near-final FY 2020 budget includes a number of increases for programs that work towards a more equitable DC, notable gaps remain.
Significant Decrease in Chronic Homelessness Should Motivate the DC Council To Make Additional Investments
The recently-released results of this past January’s Point in Time (PIT) count show that the investments the District has been making to house our most vulnerable residents are effective. The DC Council should make additional investments in housing and […]
Funding Equity: How to Find Money for a Better Budget
The DC Council can do more to support crucial programs— and make progress on their stated commitment to racial equity— by making smart choices to find more revenue for the FY 2020 DC budget.
News Flash: DC Budget Has Been Growing at a Normal Rate
While some leaders have raised concerns about the growth in the proposed fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget, taking a longer view suggests that the DC budget is growing at a standard pace.
What Do Children Need to Succeed? Hint: It’s More than Good Schools
As the Council completes the FY 2020 budget, it should respond to the complexity of children’s lives and needs by strengthening all of the supports that children need to thrive. Addressing just one area—such as schools—will not be enough.