DC Council Should Put Revenue on the Table to Build a Just Recovery
Please join us to urge the DC Council to put the District on the path to a just recovery that helps families rebuild, builds a more inclusive economy, and make us all stronger on the other side this pandemic.
A Deeper Dive Into the Mayor’s Budget Proposals
This post provides an overview of how the Mayor’s budget proposal affects low- and moderate-income DC residents.
What’s in the Mayor’s Proposed Budgets for the Department of Human Services?
While DHS only faced minor cuts compared to other agencies, the budget lacks sufficient resources for the housing and services that homeless residents need to thrive.
5 Takeaways from the Mayor’s Proposed Budgets for FY 2020 (Revised) and FY 2021 (and Why You Should Pay Attention)
The proposal addressed pandemic-induced budget shortfalls by employing a mix of strategies that helped her protect, and in some cases expand, vital programs. Some community needs are met while others remain un- or underfunded.
DC Leaders Should Center Six Principles When Crafting Budget Plans
To make it through this crisis and build a just economic recovery, it is important for DC’s response to preserve crucial investments in homeless services and housing, health care, social services, and education.
What Does COVID-19 Mean for the Survival of Black-Owned Businesses?
So many of DC’s Black residents have already been forced out due to rising costs and gentrification, and now the survival of Black-owned small businesses is at stake, threatening to undermine who and what DC is.
District Officials Project that DC Will Lose $1.5 Billion Through FY 2021
Compared to expectations in February, DC officials project that the District will bring in $722 million less in revenue by the end of the 2020 fiscal year (FY), according to the Chief Financial Officer’s (CFO) April revenue forecast.
DC Takes Steps to Ensure Residents Can Access Needed Benefits
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has taken steps to make it easier to apply for benefits and to increase SNAP benefits. These steps will help our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet buy food and other necessities.
COVID-19 Makes It Clear: Housing is Healthcare
Every day individuals experiencing homelessness die from preventable and manageable diseases. Now, the connection between housing and healthcare is even more evident when one of the keys to staying healthy is staying at home.