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.

Now is time for DC to dip into reserves… Tazra Mitchell.  DCFPI Blog, March 16, 2020.

Coalition Urges DC to Expand Protections for Low Income Residents during Public Health Emergency. WLCH, March 14, 2020.

Lower Rent Means More Cash for Basics.  Kamolika Das, DCFPI Report. March 12, 2020.

Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Priorities.  DCFPI, February 20, 2020.

Coming home to homelessness: too many returning citizens lack a home.  Kate Coventry. DCFPI Blog, February 27, 2020.

What if DC were all single-family houses?  Alex Baca, Tracy Loh, Jenny Schuetz, GGW. February 26, 2020.

How missing middle housing can be inserted in DC’s zones. Nena Perry-Brown. Urban Turf, February 26, 2020.

The graph that illustrates DC housing production versus population growth.  Nena Perry-Brown. Urban Turf, February 10, 2020.

At hearing on the the future of public housing in DC, more questions than answers.  Mitch Ryals. the dc line, February 5, 2020.

FY2021 Budget Recommendations – The Way Home.  Jessie Rabinowitz. The Way Home, February 5, 2020.

Our neighbors were displaced in the middle of winter. DC can and must do better.  WLCH, January 31, 2020.

Here’s what You Need to Know About DC’s FY 2021 Budget Season. DCFPI, January 30. 2020.

Success is a matter of perspective for DC’s temporary rental subsidy, program. Mitch Ryals. Washington City Paper, January 30, 2020.

Some choose streets over shelters after DC encampment is cleared. Justin Moyer. Washington Post (Metro), January 26, 2020.

As nation counts it homeless, unseen kids are left out.  Petula Dvorak.  Washington Post (Metro), January 24, 2020.

As DC conducts a count of people experiencing homelessness, officials expect to see a decrease. Sasha-Ann Simons. DCist from WAMU, January 23, 2020.

‘You’ve got to be with me on this’: DC Mayor ramps up pressure to build housing.  Ally Schweitzer. GGW/WAMU, January 17, 2020.

DC clears longtime homeless encampment near Union Station.  Justin Wm Moyer. Washington Post, January 16, 2020.

Honoring the Neighbors we lost this year. WLCH, December 12, 2019.

Historic housing policies segregated DC and hurt black …  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.

People Power and Community Lawyering. WLCH. 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.

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. 

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