Documents, news stories and blogs on homelessness and affordable housing in the District of Columbia – 2016 

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.
DCFPI = DC Fiscal Policy Institute; WLCH = Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.

How could your DC neighborhood fit 121 more homes? Jonah Goodman, Greater Greater Washington. January 17, 2019.

See how landlords pack Section 8 Renters into poorer neighborhoods.  Kriston Capps, City Labs, January 9, 2019.

‘We Have To Think Bigger About It: Bowser Says D.C. Must Ramp Up Housing Construction. Martin Austermuhle, WAMU.  January 7, 2019.

DC pledged to end homelessness by 2020, yet 54 people died without a home this year. Eve Zhurbinskiy, Greater Greater Washington. January 2, 2019.

Residents in D.C. hotel for homeless report mold.  Julia Airey, Washington Times. Dec 26, 2018.

Nearly One-Third of the City’s Public Housing Stock Is at Risk of Becoming Uninhabitable. Morgan Baskin, Washington City Paper.  December 20, 2018.

Maintenance Issues Persist in the Ward 4’s Brand New Homeless Shelter.  Morgan Baskin, Washington City Paper. December 20, 2018.

How rising rents contribute to homelessness.  Gaby DelValle, Vox.  December 14, 2018

Online Sales Tax: what happened? Ed Lazere.  DCFPI, December 14, 2018.

We Need Fair Budget Coalition’s Work Now More Than Ever WLCH. December 6, 2018.

D.C. to invest money from online retail taxes in tax breaks and the arts, not affordable housing.  Andrew Giambrone, Curbed DC.  December 5, 2018.

In Battle Over The Funds From Online Sales Taxes, Cutting Commercial Property Taxes Wins Out Over Homeless Services.  Rachel Sadon, DCist. December 4, 2018.

Mayor Bowser Has a Critical Campaign Promise Left to Keep. WLCH, Nov. 30, 2018.

D.C. Attorney General Sues Landlord For Refusing Renters With Housing Vouchers. Natalie Delgadillo, DCist. November 30, 2018.

DC Could Begin Using DOPA As Early As February. Nina Perry-Brown, Urban Turf. November 29, 2018.

The Case for Nonprofit Housing Developers. John Vogel, Washington Monthly. Nov. 21,2018.

New Online Sales Tax Revenue Should Go to Helping DC Residents.  Fact Sheets, DCFPI. November 13, 2018.

DC Council wants to find ways to deal with conflicts of race and religion. Mitch Ryals. Washington City Paper, October 25, 2018.

We need 100,000+ new homes in the coming decades to meet our regional shortage. Stephen Hudson, Greater Greater Washington. October 24, 2018.

Homeless advocates: D.C.’s winter shelter plan falls short for families, couplesJulia Airey, Washington Times.  October 23, 2018.

Legislation intended to end sharp rent increases...  Jon Steingart,Greater Greater Washington. October 8, 2018.

DC’s growing prosperity is not reaching black residents Census data shows.  Ed Lazere, DCFPI.  September 26, 2018.

First Homeless Shelter to Replace DC General Opens in Ward 4.  Martin Austermuhle for WAMU, DCist.  September 26, 2018.

In the Midst of an Affordable Housing Crisis, DC Must Reduce the Trauma of EvictionAmber Harding, WLCH. September 24, 2018.

DCRA Should Improve Its Enforcement of Housing Code Violations, DC Auditor Says.  Morgan Baskin, Washington City Paper.  September 24, 2018.

DC opens up an affordable housing complex with apartments for grandfamilies. Natalie DelGadillo, DCist, September 14, 2018.

Household income in District rise dramatically in 2017. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, September 13, 2918

Where is affordable housing being developed in DC?  Interactive map.  Claire Zippel. DCFPI, September 11, 2018.

Press Release – Short term family housing in wards 4, 7 and 8.. Executive Office of Mayor, September 7, 2018.


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