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.

District needs to use legal tools to preserve affordable housing.  Karl A. Racine, Greater Greater Washington. October 31, 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. Auguat 9, 2017.

DC Homeless Crisis: Non-profits and residents innovate while city officials try to restrict services.  Washington City Paper, June 29, 2017.

DC is on track to provide better oversight of Housing Production Trust Fund.  Claire Zippel, DCFPI, June 16, 2017.

Homeless Services Reform Act of 2017.  WLCH, June 13, 2017.

Approved DC Budget Includes Important Investments But Tax Cuts Limited the Progress.  DCFPI, May 31, 2017.

DC Council Advances Budget with Significant Housing and homeless investments. Andrew Giambrone. Washington City Paper, May 31, 2017

DC’s Economy is Thriving, Which Means Business Tax Cuts Aren’t Needed to make DC Competitive. Chaz Rotenberg and Ilana Boivie.  DCFPI, May 25, 2017.

DC has a slumlord problem and not enough inspectors to solve itDavid Whitehead.  Greater, Greater Washington, May 25, 2017

Council Boosted Important Services during Mark-ups, but Substantial Gaps remain.  Ed Lazere. DCFPI, May 24, 2017.

Could DC’s empty office buildings become affordable housing?  Andrew Giambrone. Washington City Paper, May 17, 2017.

How Home Ownership Became the Engine of American Inequality.  Matthew Desmond.  NY Times Magazine, May 9, 2017.

Why the right is wrong about affordable housing.  Cheryl Cort. Greater Greater Washington, May 4, 2017.

Why is the left is wrong about affordable housing?  Cheryl Cort.  Greater Greater Washington, May 3, 2017.

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.


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