Documents, news stories and blogs on homelessness and affordable housing in the District of Columbia – 2014 

News/Blog Archive  – headlines and links to earlier posts.


Note:  The Washington Post continues to report on homelessness and shelter in the District.  The Post can be searched for relevant articles.

Housing Vouchers Best Solution for Family Homelessness.  Policy & Poverty, July 30, 2015.

Homeless Families Win Class Action Lawsuit.  Washington Legal Clinic for the  Homeless, July 23, 2015.

DC should seize opportunity to strengthen Inclusionary Zoning….  DCFPI, July 23, 2015.

Affordable Housing could be coming to the U street area thanks to new law.  DCFPI, July 9, 2015.

Non-profit Housing and Service Providers Face Funding Crisis.  Poverty & Policy, July 6, 2015.

Approved tax triggers could hurt DC’s ability to fund critical services next year.  DCFPI, July 6, 2015.

Budget makes significant investments.... DCFPI, June 10, 2015.

More Funding Needed for Homeless Individuals Despite Significant Budget Investments.  DCFPI, May 1, 2015.

Mayor Bowser Does A Lot with a Lean Budget but It May Not Work Again Next Year.  Wes rivers, DCFPI, April 30, 2015.

Mayor Bowser’s Affordable Housing Cred Would Grow Even More by Strengthening Inclusionary Zoning.  Ed Lazere, DCFPI, April 29, 2015.

Maintaining Economic Diversity and Affordability: A Strategy for Preserving Affordable Rental Housing in the District of Columbia – Executive Summary.  DCFPI, the District’s Dime.  April 20, 2015.

What’s in the Proposed FY2016 Budget for Homeless Services?  DCFPI Toolkit, April 16, 2015.

What’s in the Proposed FY2016 Budget for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?  DCFPI Toolkit, April 16, 2015.

Taking Time to Get the TANF Time Limit Right: A One-year Extension of Asssitance to Families Makes Sense.  The District’s Dime, DCFPI.  April 15, 2015.

Poverty Costs Poor People a Lot.  Policy & Poverty, April 13, 2015

A Modest Sales Tax Change Will Support Important Initiatives to Help Vulnerable DC Residents.  DCFPI, April 8, 2015.

Mayor Bowser’s First Budget Reflects Fresh Start for Homeless Services.  Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, April 7, 2015

Should DC Raise Its Sales Tax to Help End Homelessness?  Poverty & Policy, April 6, 2015.

DCFPI’s take on Mayor Bowser’s First Budget.  DCFPI, April 3, 2015.

Two Thumbs Up for New Plan to End Homelessness in DC Policy & Poverty, March 30, 2015.


  • The Way Home, Ending Chronic Homelessness in DC.  February 2014.

News/Blog Archive  – headlines and links to earlier posts.