Posts Tagged ‘DC Council’

If You Build It They Will Come

March 5, 2013 • No Comments »

Below you will find the final winning entry for the Housing For All writing contest. The short essay by Marcia Cole outlines her vision for housing in DC “as quality housing …where people of different races, ages, educational backgrounds and income levels can coexist and benefit from each other”.   If You Build It They […]

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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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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: 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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Housing for All Wins Big in the DC Budget

June 7, 2012 • No Comments »

Through the tireless efforts of our members, supporters, and allies, the final  version of the DC budget includes all of the Housing for All asks we have advocated for this spring! This week, the Council of the District of Columbia voted on the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Act (BSA), committing the final pieces needed to […]

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Big Housing Wins in Today's Budget!

May 15, 2012 • No Comments »

We’re thrilled to inform you that today, the DC Council voted to invest in Housing for All and Neighborhood Based Economic Development! Thanks to months of continued advocacy, the Council unanimously agreed to pass a revised budget proposed by Chairman Kwame R. Brown, including nearly $25 million investment to the Continuum of Housing. We applaud Chairman […]

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Our hopes for tomorrow's budget vote

May 14, 2012 • No Comments »

Tomorrow, the DC Council will vote on the city budget.  Even though it’s only a day away, it’s unclear how the Council will vote on the parts of the budget that impact affordable housing. Throughout the past week there has been a lot of media coverage about the state of housing in DC: the city […]

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Cuts threaten successful homeownership program

May 9, 2012 • No Comments »

Affordable housing in the District is disappearing, and programs to help low- and moderate-income residents afford housing in DC are dwindling. One of the affordable housing programs at risk in this year’s budget, thanks largely to federal budget cuts, is the Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP), which has helped 13,000 low-income renters become homeowners in […]

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Housing for All goes viral!

May 4, 2012 • No Comments »

This week, we tweeted at the DC Council our vision of Housing for All!  We got lots of great pictures from around the city. You can see the best of our pictures and tweets here. And here are a few for you to enjoy!

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