Posts Tagged ‘Continuum of Housing’

Home is Where the Heart Is: Housing for All Youth and Adult Writing Contest

December 12, 2013 • Comments Off on Home is Where the Heart Is: Housing for All Youth and Adult Writing Contest

At the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED)’s Housing For All Campaign, we know “home is where the heart is” is more than just a phrase. We work to make sure that District residents have safe, decent affordable homes. Unfortunately, many families in Washington, DC struggle to find homes they can afford and […]

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Daisia’s Vision (Youth 3rd Place)

February 26, 2013 • No Comments »

Daisia Williams is our youth third place winner. She is a student at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School. Daisia takes us through her vision for Housing For All with a short story that traces the steps of a young mother’s struggle for affordable housing.  You can read her story below: Housing for All: A Vision […]

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A Vision For DC: A Possible City

February 14, 2013 • No Comments »

John “Mick” Matthews rounds up our adult category with his first place entry entitled: A Possible City. Matthews imagined DC as a place were homeless shelters are no longer needed because everyone had quality and decent housing.  Could you ever imagine such a perfect place? Continue reading below to find what other revolutionary ideas Matthew […]

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Housing Advocacy Training

February 4, 2013 • No Comments »

Do you want to speak out for affordable housing? Not sure how to tell your story? Want to meet other local housing advocates? Come to housing advocacy training! Each week we will focus on a new area of  how to speak out and tell your story. We will cover: giving testimony, talking to the media, […]

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Fulfilling Martin Luther King’s Vision

January 23, 2013 • No Comments »

Today’s post is by Housing For All intern Shaunte Wilcher. Americans all around the country were once again reminded of the struggle for civil rights domestically and abroad as Martin Luther King Day and the second inauguration of the first African American president has finally come to a close. These historical events remind many of […]

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Housing For All Rally! A Vision for DC!

January 14, 2013 • No Comments »

At the Housing For All Campaign we believe that DC can be a place where all residents live in housing in good condition that they can afford. As the District completes it’s comprehensive housing strategy, we call on District leaders to adopt a strategy that brings us closer to that vision. In particular, we call […]

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Housing For All Writing Competition

December 11, 2012 • No Comments »

At the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) we have a vision of the District as a place where all residents have safe, decent affordable housing. Unfortunately, many families in Washington, DC struggle to find homes they can afford and may not be able to stay in the communities where they grew up. […]

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A Father’s Story

November 27, 2012 • No Comments »

A lot of people came out to testify at the Task Force East of the River hearing, but there was one gentleman who truly stood out. Below you will find the manuscript of his testimony: Good afternoon, my name is Robert Morina. I live at the DC General Shelter with my two sons–13 and 4 […]

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The Housing For All Campaign is coming to Ward 5 on December 5!

November 16, 2012 • No Comments »

Join the Housing For All Campaign, Open Arms Housing, Manna Inc, and others from across Ward 5 for a town hall meeting focusing on the housing needs and opportunities in Ward 5 and across the District. Ward 5 needs affordable housing that encourages first-time home ownership, allows tenants to purchase their buildings, and supports District residents […]

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Housing Task Force moves towards goal setting

November 15, 2012 • No Comments »

As the Comprehensive housing Strategy Task Force moves towards a conclusion, Task Force members and the public are beginning to focus on measurable solutions to affordable housing need. Task Force members met Wednesday morning and laid out a timeline for having recommendations ready for Mayor Gray by mid-January. This includes a meeting discuss the Vision […]

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