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 Looks for Landlords to House Homeless Families.  Andrew Giambrone.  Washington City Paper, April 14, 2017.

It’s Great that Inclusionary Zoning Improvements Are Moving Forward. There’s No Time to Lose. Simone Holzer and Claire Zippel.  DCFPI, April 10, 2017.

What does political will to end homelessness in DC look like?  Not this.  WLCH, April 5, 2017.

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Falls Short of “Inclusive Prosperity.”  DCFPI, April 5, 2015.

A Double Win for DC’s Affordable Housing: Investing in Project-Based Rental Assistance.  DCFPI, March 23, 2017.

Let’s Make Thoughtful Improvements To Strengthen the Housing Production Trust Fund.  Claire Zippel, DCFPI, March 22, 2017.

The Housing Production Trust Fund is helping people, and its problems are fixable.  David Whitehead, Greater, Greater Washington, March 22, 2017.

How to Ensure DC’s Housing Investments Reach the Most Vulnerable.  Claire Zippel, DCFPI, March 7, 2017,

Advocates and Critics of DC’s Planned New Homeless Shelters Go Head to Head at Zoning Marathon.  Martin Austermuhle, WAMU and Greater, Greater Washington, March 3, 2017.

DC is One Step Closer to  Stronger Inclusionary Zoning Program.  Claire Zippel.  DCFPI.  February 10, 2017.

How Many More Families Will Have No Affordable Housing? Poverty & Policy. February 9, 2017

Meet the housing demand: a priority for DC housing.  David Alpert.  Greater Greater Washington.  February 8, 2017.

We should Put DC’s Latest Surplus to use.  Chaz Rotenberg. DCFPI.  February 6,2017.

Myths and misperceptions surrounding public housing and the people who live in it.  Pete Rodrige.  Greater Greater Washington. February 1, 2017.

Homeless in Nation’s Capital.  Antwan Jones. Democracy Journal.  February 1, 2017.

Housing cost burdens, explained.  Brian McCabe.  Greater Greater Washington. January 31, 2017.

A Warmer Welcome Home.  WLCH, December 21, 2016.

A Broken Foundation: Affordable Housing Crisis Threatens DC’s Lowest-Income Residents. Claire Zippel. DCFPI. December 7, 2016.

DC Has a Great New Plan to Save Affordable Housing: Let’s Put it into Action.  Claire Zippel. DCFPI. November 11, 2016.

What we know about DC parents up against the TANF time limit.  Policy & Poverty.  November 3, 2016.

DC Council Should Take Steps to protect Low-Income Seniors from Extraordinary Rent Increases.  Claire Zippel. DCFPI. October 31, 2016.

Working Group Recommends Strong Safety Net for Families with Children.  Kate Coventry.  DCFPI. October 27, 2016.

Boosting Schedule H Tax Credit Near Economic Development Projects Will Help Low-Income Residents Stay in Their Homes.  Claire Zippel. DCFPI. October 21, 2016.

Public housing, explained.  Brian McCabe.  Greater, Greater Washington.  October 12, 2016.


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