DCFPI Welcomes Erica Williams as Our New Executive Director!
We’re thrilled to welcome Erica Williams as the new Executive Director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. In this role, she will lead the team in achieving its mission to promote opportunity and widespread prosperity for all residents of the District of […]
Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Season Overview: Here’s What You Need to Know
There are a number of opportunities throughout budget season to voice our values and shape the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 DC budget. You can—and should—have a say in where our community invests our resources.
The Mayor Should Invest in Programs that Boost Incomes and Health
As we move to vaccinate residents and hopefully emerge from the pandemic stronger, our leaders must address the needs of thousands of residents who have fallen behind on bills, need stable health insurance as well as physical and mental health care.
The Mayor Should Invest in Ending Homelessness Among Youth
To tackle youth homelessness, the District must continue making investments in youth programs, and it’s particularly important because youth experiencing homelessness on their own are particularly vulnerable and need programming that meets their developmental […]
Failure to Invest in Critical Housing Needs is a Failure to Address a Deeply Racialized Public Health Crisis
A year into the global health pandemic, the resulting economic downturn continues to underscore the importance of substantial District investments in quality affordable housing and rental assistance for DC residents.
The Mayor Should Invest in Ending Chronic Homelessness and Other Life-Saving Programs
Housing is healthcare. Now during the pandemic, the connection between housing and healthcare is even more evident when one of the keys to staying healthy is staying at home.
DC’s Financial Challenges Remain, Even As its Budget Deficit Shrinks
The District’s economy and tax collections are doing better than projections in December, according to the Office of Chief Financial Officer’s (OCFO) February 26 revenue forecast but financial challenges remain.
Revenue: Advance Policies that Support an Equitable Pandemic Recovery
The Fiscal Year 2022 budget will be one of the most important in DC’s history. This year’s budget choices have the potential to address the ongoing damage and suffering caused by the pandemic, and to put DC on a path for a recovery.
DC Policymakers Must Make Bold Investments to Address Longstanding Educational Inequities
DC’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget should recognize the unprecedented harm and ongoing consequences of the health pandemic on students, educators, and families. DC policymakers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make substantial efforts to reduce […]