Posts Tagged ‘affordable housing in the news’

Coming Home (Adult First Place)

February 19, 2014 • Comments Off on Coming Home (Adult First Place)

Our 2014 writing competition asked DC residents what “Home is Where the Heart Is” means to them. Our adult first place winner, Elsie Collins, describes how finding a communal home at Calvary Women’s Services allowed her to take the risk of coming home to DC … HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS A home should […]

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Housing: A Tool to End AIDS

July 26, 2012 • No Comments »

This week, DC is host to the International AIDS Conference.  For many HIV positive people, a key element of treatment is access to stable housing. The  International Leadership Summit on Housing held on Saturday before the conference offered a space for  leaders in HIV treatment and prevention to discuss the importance of housing for maintaining the health […]

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State of the District: DC Needs Good Jobs and Affordable Housing

February 7, 2012 • 1 Comment »

In tonight’s state of the District address, Mayor Gray continued to downplay the increasing need for affordable housing in Washington, DC. He is surprisingly quiet on an issue that impacts tens of thousands of District families and workers. After mentioning in his opening remarks that many residents struggle to afford their rent, he did not […]

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Impacts of High Incomes on Housing

October 31, 2011 • No Comments »

Dear readers, I have been out of town, so there will be no “Meet the Continuum of Housing” blog post today.  But I do have a little something. On October 19. Bloomberg News reported that the DC metro region has the highest area median income in the country.  Of course, high wages for some do […]

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Report finds DC Affordable Housing still has a long way to go

August 3, 2011 • No Comments »

Last week, Brookings Institution released a report titled, “Affordable Housing in the District—Where Are We Now?” This report looks at how well the city is meeting the recommendations made by the Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force 2006.  You can find an overview by Brookings’ Benjamin Orr on the District Dime or read more at the […]

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Mayor Gray’s Actions Seem to Contradict His Words When it Comes to Affordable Housing

May 20, 2011 • No Comments »

Written by Alan Adye, Chief Operating Officer, CNHED Thursday on NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt, Mayor Gray made some positive comments about affordable housing.  Gray spoke about plans to use future revenues for homelessness, and stated that there needs to be a more permanent solution for homeless individuals and families.  He went on to say “we’ve […]

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