Posts Tagged ‘Homeless Services’

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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Permanent Supportive Housing: A Cost-Effective Alternative in the District of Columbia

November 28, 2011 • No Comments »

In our last “Meet the Continuum of Housing” report on Supportive Housing, we are posting a report issued by the CNHED Supportive Housing Working Group, Fall/Winter 2011. You can see the full report (with graphs!) here. Permanent supportive housing (also permanent supported housing or PSH) is a successful, cost-effective combination of affordable housing with services that […]

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Meet Supportive Housing

October 3, 2011 • 1 Comment »

Supportive housing meets the needs of the lowest income range of the Continuum of Housing. Supportive housing provides housing or shelter for people who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness, as well as for those who have special needs such as persons who are HIV positive, have a physical or mental disability, or […]

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The Ones That Failed: Housing Policy Flops

August 9, 2011 • 1 Comment »

Today’s post comes from guest blogger Katie Wells. Katie is a doctoral candidate in geography at Syracuse University and an adjunct instructor at George Washington University in D.C., where she lives and conducts research. Her dissertation examines histories of property development and poverty in this city.  Katie will be writing occasional pieces on the history of […]

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Update on the DC FY12 Budget

June 15, 2011 • No Comments »

For the last three months, we have worked to make sure that programs that ensure Housing For All and Neighborhood Economic Development were funded in DC’s FY12 budget. Funding for Small Business Technical Assistance and homeless services was committed in the first budget vote on May 25; but funding for other items, such as the […]

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One more week of advocacy to fund the fund

June 8, 2011 • No Comments »

Thanks to your hard work, we won major restorations to the Continuum of Housing in this year’s budget. May 25th was a big vote, but there’s one more big vote ahead on June 14th before DC’s budget gets sent to the Mayor and Congress-and we need your voice and energy to advocate for the budget […]

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Your Voices Were Heard – Continuum of Housing Programs Preserved!

May 26, 2011 • No Comments »

The DC Council approved a much more progressive FY 2012 budget on May 25 than expected, as they took action to restore more than $40 million in homeless services and affordable housing program cuts that support the continuum of housing – from homeless shelter through homeownership.  Here are the housing programs that were funded: From […]

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