Posts Tagged ‘Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP)’

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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Video: Amazing Disappearing Housing Budget

May 7, 2012 • No Comments »

Check out our new video, the Amazing Incredible Disappearing Housing Budget! It’s an easy-to-understand version of the proposed cuts in affordable housing.

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We Want More Than Crumbs

April 30, 2012 • No Comments »

On Wednesday April 18 at the City Council  Committee on Housing and Workforce Development Fy 13 budget oversight hearing   District residents testified  urging   City Council to notice the apparent flaws in the Mayor’s budget proposal and restore cuts that  would prevent the city from addressing the housing crisis. One testimony that stuck out was […]

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Residents Rally: Stop Making Affordable Housing Programs Disappear!

April 18, 2012 • No Comments »

Brian Adams, Jubilee Housing Hundreds of DC residents descended on the John A. Wilson Building to protest the $25 million in cuts to affordable housing programs and call on the DC Council to recognize the dire need for low-to-moderate income housing in the District. Their demands echo thousands more who voted affordable housing as the […]

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Act now for affordable housing!

April 9, 2012 • No Comments »

DC is a city with diverse and growing housing needs, and we need a budget that: Provides permanent housing solutions for families and individuals currently living in shelters or hotel rooms Rolls back the growing numbers of people waiting for affordable housing. Invests in creating new affordable housing for the tens of thousands of District […]

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So, what happened in the Mayor’s budget?

March 28, 2012 • No Comments »

Since December, we have been actively advocating for Mayor Gray to increase funding for affordable housing as a step towards a full Continuum of Housing. On Friday, March 23, Mayor Gray released his budget. What we got was a loss of funding in nearly every area of the Continuum of Housing. What does that look like? This […]

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It’s time for DC Government to Restore the Commitment to Affordable Housing

January 9, 2012 • No Comments »

All District residents deserve decent, quality housing at a price they can afford and the District government should invest in the programs that can be used to meet the current housing need. Through a commitment to providing a full Continuum of Housing, the city can end homelessness and address the affordable housing needs of tens […]

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