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.
Budget Markups: Many Steps in the Right Direction, But Larger Investments are Still Needed
While the committee markups resulted in some important funding increases for programs that work towards a more equitable DC, notable gaps remain.
Addressing Lead Exposure Is A Critical First Step Towards Racial Equity
DC recently closed its Lead Safe Washington program due to mismanagement of federal funds, which means the District is losing $4 million in foregone funding over 3 years. The Council should replace those funds now rather than leaving low-income children of […]