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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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DC Should Invest in Programs that Help Residents with Disabilities

Interim Disability Assistance and SSI/ SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery are crucial resources for DC residents with disabilities.

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The Mayor and 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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Action Alert:Tell Mayor Bowser to Implement Solutions to DC’s Critical Affordable Housing Shortage

Stable housing is the foundation of strong families and communities. Act now to urge the Mayor to put the District on a path to safe and affordable homes for all DC residents.

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Tax Cuts for Mansions: A Recipe for Wider Inequity in DC

A property tax cut for wealthy homeowners would amplify DC’s racial and economic inequities.

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Tell the Mayor What YOU Want to See in the Budget, at a Budget Engagement Forum

Every year the Mayor holds budget engagement forums to hear from residents about their priorities. This is an opportunity to gather with other residents and make your voice heard about what kind of community you want DC to be.

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‘Mansion Taxes’ Can Advance Opportunity for DC’s Residents

Mansion taxes can improve the fairness of DC’s tax system and help fund our biggest priorities, such as affordable housing, schools, health care, roads, and other services and infrastructure that drive economic growth.

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The Federal Shutdown Should Reignite Discussion about Tapping DC’s Reserves

Using a portion of DC’s reserves, instead of immediately putting it into savings, could help ensure that lost tax revenue due to the shutdown doesn’t force cuts in services like schools or health care.

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We Need a Budget that Invests in the Building Blocks for a Thriving DC

DCFPI’s FY 2020 budget recommendations reflect effective ways to use DC’s resources to address our city’s challenges and create a promising future for all DC residents.

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Counting Our Homeless Neighbors While Envisioning a Future Without Homelessness

The annual Point in Time count tells us who is homeless, where they are staying, and whether the strategies we are using to combat homelessness are working.

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