First Look at Mayor Bowser’s Budget Reveals Major Investments in Housing Affordability, Racial Equity, but Unmet Need for DC’s Most Excluded
Mayor Bowser released a budget plan for fiscal year (FY) 2023 that acknowledges the starkly uneven recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and leverages DC’s growing revenues to take aim at longstanding inequities harming Black residents in particular. But the DC […]
Priorities for the Revised FY 2022 Budget and FY 2023 Budget
Two years after the city first shut down in response to COVID-19, not all of DC’s residents are on the path to recovery. There remains a huge gap between the city’s wealthier, largely white, residents and its Black and brown residents, who are […]
Principles for Sustaining an Equitable Recovery
Growing wages and salaries, investment income, and business profits are boosting DC’s revenues, but not all of the District’s residents are on the path to recovery. There remains a huge gap between the city’s wealthier, largely white, residents and its […]
City Leaders Must Invest Further to Ensure the Long-Term Stability of DC’s School-Based Behavioral Health Program
Today, 54 organizations led by the Strengthening Families Through Behavioral Health Coalition submitted a letter to Mayor Bowser outlining the investments required to ensure the School-Based Behavioral Health Program (SBBH) can be successful at servings the […]
DC Council considers legislation to create a restorative recreational cannabis industry
Today, DC Council will hear from the public about two pieces of legislation that will impact the future of cannabis policy in the District: The Medical Cannabis Amendment Act of 2021 and the Comprehensive Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Act of 2021.
Mayor Bowser Can and Should Continue Helping DC Residents Pay Rent and Utility Bills
If the Mayor fails to allocate additional funding for STAY DC, thousands of DC residents will face eviction and all of the trauma, disruption to education and employment, and poorer health that comes with it.
DCFPI Welcomes Emily Gallo as our new Communications and Policy Assistant!
DCFPI Welcomes Nikki Metzgar to Our Team!
Nikki will lead DCFPI’s work to ensure that public debate about DC’s economy is informed by the research and analysis of policy experts. She brings to her role more than a decade of experience in content creation and communications for social change.
DCFPI Welcomes Michael Johnson Jr. as our new State Policy Fellow!
Michael joined the team at DCFPI in August 2021 and will work with the policy team to advance our research in various issue areas such as education, income & poverty, and cannabis policy.
DC Council Makes New Investments that Promote Equity But Could Go Even Further
While the DC Council has made important investments already, DCFPI calls on Councilmembers to make additional changes in the upcoming BSA vote to ensure a just recovery for all residents.