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.

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.

Remembering our neighbors who died homeless. Kate Coventry, DCFPI Blog. December 22, 2017.

Final Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act. Where we stand. Renata Aquilera, WLCH. December 11, 2017.

30 organizations say Vote NO on HSRA bill sign-on letter. Renata Aquilera, WLCH. November 6, 2017.

DC breaks down encampments in Foggy Bottom. Andrew Giambrone, Washington City Paper. November 3, 2017.

District needs to use legal tools to preserve affordable housing.  Karl A. Racine, Greater Greater Washington. October 31, 2017.

Let’s get better jobs and affordable housing from Union Market development. Ed Lazere, DCFPI. October 18, 2017.

Inclusionary Zoning Will only Get Better Thanks to Administrative Fixes.  Claire Zippel, DCFPI. September 19, 2017.

DC Has More to Do to Ensure Residents of Color can Access Growing Prosperity, Census Data Show.  Claire Zippel and Jodi Kwarciany, DCFPI.  September 15, 2017.

Blog on the Homeless Services Reform Act Amendments 2017. Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. 2017.
– DC’s Current Residency Requirements Puts Homeless Youth and Families at Risk.  Sept 8, 2017.
– Build Bridges Not Walls: Oppose Mayor Bowser’s Proposed Residency Standard. Sept 8, 2017.
– Reform Rapid Re-housing Now to Increase Housing Stability. August 30, 2017.
– Requiring that Families Show “Clear and Convincing Evidence” of Homelessness. August 22, 2017.
– The Crisis Cannot be Solved by Imposing Arbitrary Time limits on Housing.  August 24, 2017
– Mayor Bowser’s Proposed Changes to Homeless Services Law:  Reducing Bathrooms in DC General Replacements.  August 11, 2017.
– DC’s Progressive Values Must Guide Its Homeless Services Policies. August 9, 2017.


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