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

Basic Fact Sheet on homelessness and housing instability. Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, updated regularly.  

Historic housing policies segregated DC and hurt black residents...  Brian Goggin.  GGW, December 11, 2019.

Liberal guilt is officials’ latest tool to build more affordable housing in DC wealthiest ward.  Graham Vyse. dcist, December 10, 2019.

“Gentle” density can save our neighborhoods.  Alex Baca. GGW, December 5, 2019.

Day Centers put vital services for people experiencing homelessness in one place. Will Schick.  GGW, December 4, 2019.

DC is rapidly gentrifying and the fate of affordable housing hangs in the balance. Rachel M.Cohen. Washington City Paper, November 14, 2019.

These maps illustrate how public housing was manipulated to segregate DC.  Meena Morar.  GGW, November 1, 2019.

The Comp Plan Guides DC Growth: Here’s what proposed updates say about housing.  Alex Baca. GGW, October 31, 2019.

The District’s Rising Economic Tide isn’t Lifting Black Boats.  Tazra Mitchell. DCFPI, October 24, 2019.

We are reading the amendments to DC’s Comp Plan...Alex Baca. GGW, October 18, 2019.

DC wants more affordable housing in wealthy neighborhoods, per its newly released targets.  Alex Baca. GGW, October 16, 1019.

D.C. aims to spread low-cost housing. Robert McCartney. Washington Post, October 15, 2019.

Couchsurfing: the simple idea behind DC’s homelessness prevention program.  Lilah Burke (Street Sense Media). GGW, October 14, 2019.

DC further narrows access to shelter and housing resources. WLCH, October 10, 2019.

After three years, the DC Council passes the framework of the Comp Plan. Alex Baca. GGW, October 8, 2019.

Promoting Equitable Housing through the Comprehensive Plan. Kamalika Das. DCFPI Blog, October 7, 2019.

Here’s what rent control could mean for DC’s housing crisis.  Ally Schweitzer. WAMU, October 4, 2019.

Housing Advocates push for more aggressive rent-control measures in DC. Marissa J. Lang. WP, October 2, 2019.

DC’s Public Housing Crisis: Centering Solutions on Needs of Current and Future Tenants.  WLCH, October 1, 2019.

City Report throws cold water on converting vacant offices into affordable housing. Andrew Giambrone. dc.curbed, September 30, 2019.

There should be more subsidized housing in wealthy parts of DC, survey takers say.  Brian Goggin.  GGW, September 25, 2019.

Is Shame the Antidote to NIMBYism in the Washington Region?  Ally Schweitzer.  WAMU Radio, September 25, 2019..

Defending our Neighbors who Live in Encampments.  DCFPI, September 25, 2019.

Mayor Bowser wants affordable housing to be equitably distributed across the District.  Brian Goggin.  GGW, September 24, 2019. 

DC’s Comp plan, which charts the path for DC’s growth, is being amended.  What’s taking so long? Alex Baca. GGW, September 20, 2019.

Officials set regional housing targets, call for collaboration to address production and affordability challenges. Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, September 11, 2019.

A DC housing subsidy experiment gives recipients more independence – and its working.  Maia Brown, Street Sense. GGW, September 9, 2019.

The region urgently needs more homes. Why not adopt housing targets -with teeth.  Alex Baca. GGW, September 6, 2019. 

DC’s public housing will be overhauled under new 20-year plan.  Andrew Giambrone. dc.curbed, September 4, 2019.

DC Council Impact Report FY 2020. Fair Budget Coalition, September 2019.

Letter from the Mayor: 54 Month Progress Report. August 2019.

What’s the latest with all the shelters meant to replace DC General? Natalie Delgadillo. DCist, August 29, 2019.

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.

Housing Equity Report.  DC Office of Planning, October 2019.

The Future of Housing in Greater Washington. Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, September 10, 2019.
Meeting the Washington Region’s Future Housing Needs – a framework for Regional Deliberations.  Urban Institute,September 4, 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.