Food Insecurity Is a Harsh Reality in DC—at Thanksgiving and All Year
With Thanksgiving upon us, long lines for turkeys and holiday food baskets are a sobering reminder that too many District residents struggle with food insecurity and hunger. On any given day, many of our neighbors face difficult tradeoffs between having enough […]
The District’s Rising Economic Tide Isn’t Lifting Black Boats
DC is One Step Closer towards Adopting Requirements for More Transparent School Budgets
Salary Transparency is Essential Step Towards Ensuring All Students Have an Effective Teacher
All students in DC deserve an effective teacher, and full salary transparency in DC’s public charter sector is a crucial step towards making the teaching profession fairer and more sustainable. DCFPI supports the provision of Councilmember Allen’s Public […]
Promoting Equitable Housing Policy Through the Comprehensive Plan
The Comp Plan can either uphold and exacerbate existing inequities throughout the District, or lawmakers can design it to stem the tide of economic and residential segregation. We urge the Council to preserve the protections and vision included in the draft […]
Defending Our Neighbors Who Live in Encampments
A focus on moving encampments doesn’t solve anything because it fails to address the underlying causes—a severe shortage of affordable housing and a shelter system in need of improvement. Clearing encampments one day usually means tents show up around the […]
Study of School Funding Formula Presents Opportunity to Involve the Community
Every student in DC deserves to attend an adequately funded public school. Yet the District’s mechanism for funding public schools, the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula (UPSFF), is failing to keep up with the rising costs of education.
DCFPI Welcomes Danielle Hamer and Thomas Wilson to Our Team!
DCFPI is excited to welcome Danielle Hamer and Thomas Wilson to our team!