Posts Tagged ‘testimony’

Bob Pohlman testifies at HUD Congressional briefing

May 15, 2013 • Comments Off on Bob Pohlman testifies at HUD Congressional briefing

Bob Pohlman testified today on housing affordability at the HUD National Capitol Area office’s Congressional Briefing with DC metro area Senate and Congressional staff.

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Business Leaders Speak Out for Housing Production Trust Fund

April 30, 2013 • Comments Off on Business Leaders Speak Out for Housing Production Trust Fund

On Wednesday’s hearing at the Department of Housing and Community Development, nonprofits and residents were joined by members of the business community. They told their stories of how the Housing Production Trust Fund is good for business and good for people. It creates jobs, improves neighborhoods, and creates homes. Here are their words: Chris Hornig, […]

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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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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: Strong voices and vision for affordable housing

January 29, 2013 • 1 Comment »

Hundreds rallied on Saturday at the Martin Luther King Library under banners reading “Housing For All: A Vision for DC” and “No one is homeless, rent is affordable, residents aren’t displaced, homeownership is possible.” Over 300 people packed the library’s Great Hall in a rally organized by the Housing For All Campaign, a project of […]

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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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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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