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.

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.

Ward 3 residents challenge changes to DC General replacement Shelter.  Morgan Baskin, Washington City Paper, August 23, 2018.

DC’s Largest Developer is getting into affordable housing.  Stephen Hudson, Greater Greater Washington. August 22, 2018.

15% of area landlords turn away people with housing vouchers. Nicole Cacozza, Greater Greater Washington. August 22, 2018.

What Life is Like Still In DC Public Housing.  Morgan Baskin. Washington City Paper. August 16, 2018.

The Down and Dirty on DC General.  Amber Harding. Blog,  WLCH.  July 20, 2018.

DC’s Expanding Economy Means More Tax Revenue….  Claire Zippel. DCFPI, Blog. July 20, 2018.

Weakened DC General Shelter Bill Draws Ire from Advocates for Homeless. Peter Jamison and Reis Thebault. Washington Post, July 11, 2018.

Taking the High Road: How economic development projects can reduce inequality in DC.  Brittany Alston. DCFPI, Blog.  July 2, 2018.

Life Inside DC’s Motel Homeless Shelters.  Morgan Baskin. Washington City Paper, June 28, 2018.

Gleaming Posters for New Development, Construction Dust: What its like to live DC General right now.  Natalie Delgadillo. DCist, June 28, 2018.

Fact Checking the Council Round Table on Homeless Shelter Delays.  Morgan Baskin. Washington City Paper, June 25, 2018.

Bowser Administration Mislead the Public About DC General Replacement Shelter Progress...  Amber Harding. Testimony DC Council Round Table. WLCH, June 25, 2018.

Officials Will investigate Reported Delays in the Ward 7 and 8 Homeless Shelters. Morgan Baskin. Washington City Paper, June 21, 2018.

DC residents must earn $34.48 an hour to afford a two-bedroom home, report says.  Marissa J. Lang.  Washington Post, June 20, 2018.

New TANF Policy Ensures Greater Financial Stability for Kids and Families. Kate Coventry. DCFPI, June 18, 2018.

Documents Show Construction Debacle Jeopardizes Homeless Shelter Plan.  Morgan Baskin. Washington City Paper, June 15, 2018.

A Growing Drive  to Get Homelessness to Zero.  David Bornstein. NY Times, June 5, 2018.

Update: Some changes to FY2019 Budget at Final Vote.  May 3, 2018.

Dispatches from Affordable housing Initiative: Brookland Manor. WLCH, May 25, 2018.

Approved DC Budget:  District Investments Should Match the City’s Needs.  DCFPI, May 16, 2018.

What’s in the Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget for Homeless Services? April 4, 2018. Kate Coventry, DCFPI. April 4, 2018.

Mayor Bowser’s FY2019 Proposed Budget:  A Fair Shot. Office of the Mayor, April 3, 2018.

What’s More Important: Neighborhood Stability or Affordable Housing?  David Alpert, Greater Greater Washington. March 3, 2018.

Families, not Developers, Must be Primary Drivers of DC General Timeline.  WLCH, February 28, 2018.

Congress Heights Update and Email. WLCH. February 26, 2018.

DC is putting affordable housing dollars to work…  Claire Zippel, DCFPI. February 9, 2018.

Let’s put people ahead of parking.  Washington Post, Local opinions. Good Faith, February 8, 2018.

How DC Used its Surplus. Kitty Richards, DCFPI Blog.  February 7, 2018

FY19 Budget Report. Fair Budget Coalition. February 2018.

First Sixty Pages of Amendments to DC Comprehensive Plan.  David Whitehead, Greater Greater Washington. January 29, 2018.

Letter from the Mayor. Closing DC General. Press Release. January 21, 2018.

DC needs a budget that invests in DC residents.  DCFPI Blog. January 18, 2018.
Affordable Housing  Claire Zippel.
Homelessness.  Kate Coventry

A Push to Make Washington’s Downtown More Livable.  Eugene Meyer, New York Times, January 16, 2018.

The Wharf development raises the question: How affordable is “affordable”? Gordon Chaffin, Greater Greater Washington.  January 12, 2018.

Stand with Congress Heights.  Renata Aquilera, WLCH. January 12, 2018.

Mayor Bowser announces win in affordable housing preservation.  Press Release, EOM. January 11, 2018.

Sanford Capital Abruptly Offloads Valuable Land in Congress Heights, Increasing Tensions. Andrew Giambrone, Washington City Paper. January 11, 2018.


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