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The 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.

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Missed Budget Opportunities: The FY 2020 Budget through a Racial Equity Lens

DC needs to take more action to correct the impacts of decades of systemic racism. The DC Council can take meaningful steps now, as they work on the FY 2020 budget, to move DC towards a more equitable future.

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DC Council Should Invest in Ending Chronic Homelessness

The proposed FY 2020 budget makes some investments but falls short of putting DC on a path to end chronic homelessness in the Mayor’s second term.

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DCFPI Remembers DC Emancipation Day

The District was the first place where enslaved Black people were freed by federal action. Yet in this emancipation we also see the roots of institutional policies that maintained racial inequities, with impacts that continue to this day.

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Tax Day 2019: Making the Right Tax Choices Can Help DC Thrive

Taxes, and tax laws more broadly, are our key tool for ensuring that everyone pays their fair share and that all DC residents can benefit from our city’s growing prosperity.

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DCFPI’s Budget Toolkit: A Detailed Look at What Is— And Isn’t— in the Proposed FY 2020 Budget

The DCFPI Budget Toolkit is ready for you, with detailed budget analyses for the things you care about – from education to job training to housing – and ways you can get involved now to make the budget better.

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A Path to Revenue: It’s Time Close DC’s Tax Expenditure Loopholes

Modifying or eliminating ineffective economic development tax incentives would free up revenues to address priorities in the FY 2020 budget, including schools and affordable housing.

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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

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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.

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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.

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