October 2, 2014
Dear DC Council,
DC is an increasingly expensive, unaffordable place to live. Fortunately, DC’s Housing Production Trust Fund has a strong track record developing and preserving affordable housing in our neighborhoods. The Trust Fund is at work in all eight wards, where it has created and preserved 8,583 homes, with 1,260 currently in the pipeline. Every dollar the District invests is multiplied with private funds; $100 million from the Trust Fund leads to $350 million in development.
As employers, service organizations, congregations, community leaders and concerned neighbors, we recognize the need for affordable housing and for a $100 million annual investment in the Trust Fund.
DC Council, unanimously pass B20-0708: Housing Production Trust Fund Baseline Act of 2014. The next Mayor and Council of DC must make this bill a reality and fund $100 million in the Housing Production Trust Fund in next year’s budget.
1417 N Street (Norwood) Coop • 1919 Calvert St Tenant Association • 930, 940, 960 Randolph Street NW Tenant Association • AARP DC • AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly • All Souls Church • Anacostia Economic Development Corporation • Calvary Women’s Services • Casa Ruby, Inc. • Change All Souls Housing, Corp. • Children’s Law Center • City First Enterprises • City First Homes • Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development • Coalition for Smarter Growth • Coalition for the Homeless • Community Connections • Community Preservation and Development Corporation • Community-Vision Partners, Benefit LLC • Cooper & Associates, LLC • Cornerstone, Inc. • Creative Opportunity Ventures, Inc. • CSH • DC Catholic Conference • DC Tenants’ Rights Center • Dantes Partners • DC Fair Budget Coalition • DC Fiscal Policy Institute • DC Jobs Council • DC Jobs with Justice • Diane’s House Ministries, Inc. • E&G Group • Emergence Community Arts Collective • Elia Law Group, PLLC • Enterprise Community Partners • Everyday Green • Faith United Church of Christ • First Trinity Lutheran Church • H Street CDC • Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC • Health Leads DC • Healthy Families/Thriving Communities Collaborative Council • Homeless Children’s Playtime Project • Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers • Hyacinth’s Place • Institute for Community Economics, Inc. • Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington • Jews United for Justice • Jubilee Housing • Justice Advocacy Alliance • Klein Hornig, LLP • Latino Economic Development Center • Local Initiatives Support Corporation • Manna, Inc • Matthews Memorial Baptist Church • Mercy Housing • Mercy Loan Fund • Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO • Meyer Consulting Engineers Corporation • Mi Casa, Inc. • Miriam’s Kitchen • Mission First Housing Group • N Street Village, Inc. • National Housing Trust • Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation • New Bethel Baptist Church • NHT Community Development Fund • NHT/Enterprise Preservation Corporation • Open Arms Housing, Inc. • Pathways to Housing DC • People for Fairness Coalition • Pilgrim Baptist Church • Positive Force DC • Redevelopment Housing Advisors • ReGeneration, House of Praise/EDEN and Columbia Learning International Ministries, Inc. • SOME, Inc. • Somerset Development Company • Southwest Neighborhood Assembly • St Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church • Street Sense • The Hampstead Companies • The Michaels Org • The Pro-Choice Movement • The Way Home • Thursday Network-Greater Washington Urban League Young Professional Auxiliary • Transitional Housing Corporation • Trinity Landholding Corp • Tyler House Tenant Organization • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 • University Legal Services • Urban Housing Alliance • Victory Housing • Washington Area Community Investment Fund • Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless • Washington Peace Center • WC Smith • We Are Family Senior Outreach Network • Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners • Zavos Architecture + Design, LLC