Archive for April, 2013

Business Leaders Speak Out for Housing Production Trust Fund

April 30, 2013 • Comments Off on Business Leaders Speak Out for Housing Production Trust Fund

On Wednesday’s hearing at the Department of Housing and Community Development, nonprofits and residents were joined by members of the business community. They told their stories of how the Housing Production Trust Fund is good for business and good for people. It creates jobs, improves neighborhoods, and creates homes. Here are their words: Chris Hornig, […]

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Council oversight hearing on DHCD draws a patient crowd

April 25, 2013 • Comments Off on Council oversight hearing on DHCD draws a patient crowd

Yesterday, 55 residents, housing producers and others testified at the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) oversight hearing chaired by Councilmember Bowser. Some waited 4½ hours to tell their story of how the DHCD programs – Housing Production Trust Fund , Local Rent Supplement Program , and Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP) – impact […]

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Housing for All: Runner-up for for Best Local Campaign

April 22, 2013 • Comments Off on Housing for All: Runner-up for for Best Local Campaign

CNHED’s Housing for All Campaign selected as Runner-up for for Best Local Campaign 2013 in the Washington City Paper’s Best of DC!

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Ward 2 Town Hall Highlights Preservation and Ending Chronic Homelessness

April 17, 2013 • Comments Off on Ward 2 Town Hall Highlights Preservation and Ending Chronic Homelessness

On Thursday April 11, over 100 people came out for affordable housing at the Ward 2 Housing Town Hall, hosted by Foundry United Methodist Church. Participants included faith communities across the ward, some of Ward 2’s affordable cooperatives, and residents who use services provided by key Ward 2 organizations – N Street Village and Miriam’s […]

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CNHED to Appear on the Kojo Nnamdi Show TODAY 4/15/13 at Noon

April 15, 2013 • Comments Off on CNHED to Appear on the Kojo Nnamdi Show TODAY 4/15/13 at Noon

Bob Pohlman, CNHED’s Executive Director, will be a featured speaker today on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, Waiting for Affordable Housing in DC.  The show will explore the District’s plan to pump new money into affordable housing and meet the growing shortage. Tune in to the show at 12:00 noon on your local NPR affiliate, WAMU 88.5 fm.  

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Rally in the Rain for Housing For All

April 12, 2013 • Comments Off on Rally in the Rain for Housing For All

In spite of the rain, over 75 people rallied today with the Housing For All Campaign and the Fair Budget Coalition to call for more affordable housing in the District! Participants took to the streets in the rain holding umbrellas and colorful signs that said “I’m still waiting” and “honk for affordable housing” in front of […]

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70,000 and counting wait for affordable housing

April 11, 2013 • Comments Off on 70,000 and counting wait for affordable housing

On April 12, the DC Housing Authority will no longer accept applications for public housing and locally funded vouchers. Currently, the “waiting list” for affordable housing at DCHA is 70,000 households, and according to the agency they are placing people who applied in 2003. No date has been announced for when residents will be able […]

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We’re still waiting…

April 9, 2013 • Comments Off on We’re still waiting…

…for affordable housing! Join us to tell the DC Council we need funding now! The DC Housing Authority is closing its waiting list on April 12. There are 70,000 households on the list. That includes all types of people: working families, seniors,people who are homeless, returning citizens, and people with special needs. They all need […]

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Ward 2 Housing Town Hall April 11

April 1, 2013 • Comments Off on Ward 2 Housing Town Hall April 11

Come hear from Ward 2 residents about the success of affordable housing programs in your community and join with others to call for more affordable housing for all our neighbors. DC and Ward 2 need affordable housing that  Keeps long-term residents in the neighborhood  Provides a permanent solution to homelessness  Allows tenants the opportunity to […]

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