The Mayor has proposed $20 million dollars in cuts to affordable housing – including $18 million from the Housing Production Trust Fund and other reductions in the Housing First program. In addition, we have learned cuts within the Department of Human Services budget will result in millions lost in services and housing for the homeless. These cuts put at risk housing for the tens of thousands of DC residents seeking support across the continuum of housing. If City Council passes the budget with these changes, our government is effectively walking away from the commitments they have made to ensure housing is affordable to low- and middle- income DC residents.
It is not acceptable for our city’s leaders to balance the budget on the backs of those struggling to find and keep a home in DC.
We need everyone to come down on Tuesday and tell the Mayor and City Council, that all DC residents deserve housing at a price they can afford. Please join us and bring your friends:
Housing for All rally
Tuesday May 3 at 6:00 pm
1350 Pennsylvania Ave
Rain or shine
We want to have a big, vibrant presence to show DC Council how much DC cares about affordable housing. Bring pillows and blankets or wear your pajamas as we ask city officials: “Where will we sleep without affordable housing?”