Events, Testimony, Council Meetings

GOOD FAITH COMMUNITIES COALITION ANNUAL MEETING: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2 PM at Temple Micah.  Keynote Speaker:  Jean-Michel Giraud, President and CEO, Friendship Place. Friendship Place is a pioneer in cost-effective, permanent and rapid solutions to homelessness.  Read Introductory remarks: Good Faith at Five Years.

  • Letters to the EditorLet’s put people before parking.  Washington Post, Local opinions.  February 8, 2018.
  • Testimonies on FY 2018 Proposed Budget, FY2017 Oversight Hearings.

Council Committee on Housing and Community Development. April 11, 2017:  Support for Housing Production Trust Fund

Council Committee on Human Services.  April 24, 2017: Support for TANF Restructuring Legislation

  • Council Visits – The DC Council has 13 members – a chairman, 4 at large members, and 1 member for each of 8 Wards.

Good Faith has visited 8 of the 13 Council members since the first of the year about Good Faith’s priorities – affordable housing, year-round right to shelter, chronic homelessness, encampments, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) legislation and the Homeless Services Reform Act Amendments 2017.

Like to join a team visiting a Council member?  Contact:  Ron Castaldi,

  • Spend 10 worthwhile minutes with the Biblical Roots of Justice as 4 clergy reflect on our call as faith communities to work for justice for our neighbors in need.  Watch the Video of the October 12th event (11 minutes).
  • Read the Covenant.  42 DC congregations and 5 faith organizations have signed the Covenant.  Encourage your congregation to become a participant in the covenant community!
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