Posts Tagged ‘Housing First’

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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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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Supportive Housing Funding

November 7, 2011 • No Comments »

This year, the Supportive Housing section of the Continuum of Housing saw cuts from a variety of directions. A $20.5 million cut was proposed to homeless services, putting shelter at risk for 1,500 single adults. The majority of cuts to emergency shelter and homeless services were restored as a result of dedicated public pressure and […]

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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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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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Are we scared to address the affordable housing needs of our residents?

May 24, 2011 • No Comments »

On May 3, 2011 David Bowers of Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. testified at the Public Hearing on the FY 2012 Budget for the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).  His words perfectly summarized what’s at stake for affordable housing in the budget. When the D.C. Council votes on next year’s budget we hope […]

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Residents Refuse to Be Apologetic in Their Demand For Funding of Affordable Housing and Small Business Assistance Programs

May 19, 2011 • No Comments »

CNHED’s Advocacy Day Draws Over 140 to the Wilson Building to Restore Funding to Affordable Housing and Neighborhood-Based Programs On Tuesday, 140 people from around the city came to the Wilson Building to advocate for Housing for All and neighborhood-based economic development.  Dressed in bright yellow shirts, Continuum of Housing Campaign supporters, affordable housing residents, […]

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CNHED Advocacy Day: Tuesday

May 12, 2011 • No Comments »

Join CNHED for our annual CNHED Advocacy Day Tuesday, May 17, 2010 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm John A. Wilson Building Rm 120 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW This year we have so much to advocate for: Housing Production Trust Fund Local Rent Supplement Program Housing First Program Small Business Technical Assistance Neighborhood Investment Fund DC […]

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