Documents, news stories and blogs on homelessness and affordable housing in the District of Columbia:  2019  

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; GGW = Greater Greater Washington.

Mary Cheh re-introduced an eviction bill aimed at housing discrimination.  Meena Morar (Street Sense). Greater Greater Washington, July 17, 2019.

DC Council took a very tentative step to legalize apartments citywide.  Alex Baca, Greater Greater Washington.  July 16, 2019.

D.C. Housing Authority Proposes To Completely Demolish Or Gut Ten Public Housing Properties.  Natalie Delgadillo, DCist.  July 3, 2019.

Five things Phil Mendelson changed in the Comprehensive Plan Framework. David Alpert and Alex Baca, Greater Greater Washington. July 3, 2019.

The Comp Plan is about to be baaaack. Here’s what’s happening.  David Alpert and Alex Baca, Greater, Greater Washington. July 1, 2019.

It’s Time to Make the Housing Production Trust Fund More Transparent.  Dora Crawford, DCFPI. June 12, 2019.

DC’s FY 2020 budget makes big strides to end chronic homelessness! Jessie Rabinowitz, Miriam’s Kitchen.  June 6, 2019.

By Some Metrics, the Number of People Facing Housing Instability in D.C. Continues to GrowMorgan Baskin, Washington City Paper.  June 5, 2019.

This map shows even more starkly how inequitably distributed DC’s affordable housing is.  David Alpert, Greater Greater Washington. June 5, 2019.

An Assessment of the need for large units in the District of Columbia. Urban Institute and CNHED, June 2019.

Update: what changed in FY 2020 DC budget at final vote.  DCFPI. May 29, 2019.

Bowser and Council agree to invest in affordable housing, but not on how.  Martin Austermuhle, WAMU. DCist, May 17, 2019.

What You Need to Know About the FY 2020 DC Budget After First Vote.  DC Fiscal Policy Institute. May 14, 2019.

After the First Budget Vote… Where Are We on Affordable Housing?Washington Legal Clinic for Homeless. May 15, 2019.

DC will set targets for housing, including affordable housing, in all 8 wards by this fall. David Alpert, Greater Greater Washington.  May 13, 2019.

A ‘Modest Yet Adequate’ Living For A Family In The D.C. Area? $105,539.  Elly Yu, DCist.  May 3, 2019.

Homelessness drops for third straight year in DC… Peter Jamison, Washington Post. May 1, 2019.

Mayor Bowser Releases Point in Time Results, Overall Homelessness Continues to Decrease.  Press Release. May 1, 2019.

Should cities subsidize housing for a family making $141,000? Peter Jamison, Washington Post.  April 29, 2019.

Housing Stability in DC Requires Investment in Project-Based Rental Assistance.  Doni Crawford, DCFPI. April 26, 2019.

Gentrification in D.C. means widespread displacement, study findsMarissa Lang, Washington Post. April 26, 2019.

DC Council Should Invest in Ending Chronic Homelessness.  Kate Coventry, DCFPI. April 23, 2019.

D.C. housed the homeless in upscale apartments. It hasn’t gone as planned Peter Jamison, Washington Post. April 16, 2019.

DCFPI’s Budget Toolkit: A Detailed Look at What Is— And Isn’t— in the Proposed FY 2020 Budget. DCFPI.  April 8, 2019.

This Public Housing Complex Was Demolished In 2008. Its Promised Replacement Still Isn’t Completed. Jenny Gathright, DCist (from WAMU broadcast). April 8, 2019.

Are Planners Partly to Blame for Gentrification? Tanner Howard, City Lab.  March 29, 2019.

Revenue revealed: Its Time to Amend DC’s Tax Expenditure Program.  Amy Lieber, DCFPI. March 29, 2019.

Homeless, living in a tent blocks US Capitol – working full time.  Terrence McCoy, Washington Post.  March 22, 2019.

Mayor Bowser and Affordable Housing: Do the Dollars Soar as High as the Rhetoric?    WLCH, March 22, 2019.

The top 5 things you should know about the Mayor’s FY2020 Budget.  DCFPI Blog, March 22, 2019.

As DC weighs how to fix its public housing, families keep getting sicker.  Morgan Baskin, Washington City Paper. March 20, 2019.

Making Workforce Housing Work.  Understanding the Housing Needs of D.C.’s Changing Workforce.  Cheryl Cort and Patrick McAnaney, Coalition for Smarter Growth. March 19, 2019

DC has the highest ‘intensity’ of gentrification  of any US city.  Katherine Shaver, Washington Post.  March 19, 2019.

Affordable Home Crisis Continues but Bold New Plans May Help.  Diane Yentel, City Labs. March 14, 2019.

DC needs to double down on the Housing Production Trust Fund.  Doni Crawford, DCFPI.  March 11, 2019.

DC plans to exit from motels it uses as homeless shelters.  Morgan Baskin, Washington City Paper.  March 6, 2019.

New bill would penalize DC landlords who discriminate against housing voucher holders.  Natalie Delgadillo, DCist. March 5, 2019.

Onsite services for residents in multi-unit buildings.  Press release, Councilmember Brianne Nadeau.  March 5, 2019.

DC unveils long-hoped-for downtown day center for homeless.  Andrew Gambrone, Curbed. February 25, 2019.

“We need to start calling these folks out by name”  Greg Kaufmann, The Nation. February 24, 2019.

Rent voucher system is criticized in Northwest.  Peter Jamison and Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post. February 23, 2019.

Appeal filed on 600 unit Waterfront Station Development in SW DC.  Nina Perry-Brown, Urban Turf. February 20, 2019.

We Need a Budget that Invests in the Building Blocks for a Thriving DC. DC Fiscal Policy Institute.  January 31, 2019.

Homeless Advocates Memorialize the Dead – and rally for those who remain in need of housing.  Katherine Saltzman, The DC Line. January 29, 2019.

With 84% of DC’s public housing stock in serious disrepair, we are at a crossroads.  WLCH. January 25, 2019.

Here’s what you need to know about DC’s FY2020 budget season. DCFPI. January 23, 2019

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.

It shouldn’t be hard to recover from homelessness. Reginald Black, Street Sense. 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.

Homelessness in Metropolitan Washington: Point in Time Count, 2019.
Building the Foundation: A Blueprint for Creating Affordable Housing for DC’s Lowest-Income Residents. Claine Zippel, DCFPI. April 4, 2018.
Homeward DC, DC Interagency Council on Homelessness Strategic Plan 20152020.  : September 2015 Highlights

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