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 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.

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.


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