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Lawmakers Should Fund Rental Payment Relief in Next COVID-19 Package

Many DC residents are jobless due to widespread efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), causing significant income loss that is threatening economic and housing stability for many.

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As Families Navigate the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, Education Officials Should Put Educational Equity at the Forefront of Their Ongoing Response

To ensure that the District’s crisis responses promote educational equity and give students and their families the proper support they need, education leaders should consider the following

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District Unemployment Insurance Claims Spike in the Wake of COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on the District’s economy, leading to a spike in joblessness and health and human service needs. DC’s Department of Employment Services’ (DOES) daily raw count of unemployment insurance (UI) claims have spiked by […]

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Federal Aid Package Shortchanges DC, Forces District to Rely More Heavily on Reserves

DC is receiving $495 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund for calendar year 2020, while each of the 50 states is receiving at least $1.25 billion.

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DCFPI Welcomes Eliana Golding to Our Team!

We’re excited to introduce you to DCFPI’s new affordable housing and workforce development policy analyst, Eliana Golding!

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DCPFI Stands in Solidarity with the Asian American Community

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DC Officials Are Moving Swiftly to Protect Residents and Local Economy, but More Steps are Needed

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Now is the Time for DC to Dip into Reserves, Waive Restrictive Repayment Rules

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A $10,000 Idea to Ensure that No Family Spends Nearly Everything on Rent

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$100 Metro Subsidy Proposal Would Help Residents, But Fails to Center Equity and Fiscal Transparency

DC Councilmember Charles Allen introduced a bill to make public transit more affordable. Yet, these highly laudable goals are wrapped up in a bill with serious flaws. Rather than subsidizing families that can already afford transit on their own, a more […]

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