Archive for February, 2012

The time is now for permanent, affordable housing.

February 29, 2012 • No Comments »

This winter, the need for affordable housing has become a major focus of city officials and the local media. Residents of all backgrounds and income levels raised concerns about affordable housing at Mayor Gray’s One City Summit. The One City Summit was designed to collect input from District residents about their concerns and priorities.  At […]

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Ward 4 Residents Speak Out and Highlight Affordable Housing Needs at Town Hall Meeting

February 28, 2012 • No Comments »

Over 1,800 residents attended Mayor Gray’s One City Summit and ranked affordable housing as the number one issue facing the District of Columbia. Many of these people live in Ward 4 where long-time residents struggle to find safe, decent, affordable housing. Last year, D.C. has cut affordable housing by $20 million, decreasing the amount available […]

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Meet the Local Rent Supplement Program

February 28, 2012 • 1 Comment »

The Local Rent Supplement Program was created in 2007 help address the need for affordable rental housing for very low income families who are currently on the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list. The program is funded locally by the DC government, through the DC Housing Authority,  and is modeled on the federal Housing Choice […]

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Dorothy Got it Right!

February 27, 2012 • No Comments »

A home is a foundational necessity for ALL individuals, but for children this need is even greater.  Seeing the meaning of home through our youth entries’ eyes truly warmed the heart  of our panel of judges,  and I’m sure their in-depth and creative insight will amaze you as well. Our first place winner, Lauren Xu, […]

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Gray shows movement on affordable housing

February 22, 2012 • No Comments »

The day after Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) gave his state of the District address this month, Hizzoner was called out for largely omitting a big issue among all his talk of job creation and ethics standards and public safety and sustainability: affordable housing. “He is surprisingly quiet on an issue that impacts tens of thousands of District families and workers,” wrote the advocates […]

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Ward 7 Housing Town Hall

February 17, 2012 • No Comments »

Come hear from Ward 7 residents about the success of affordable housing programs in your community and join with others to call for more affordable housing for all our neighbors. Ward 7 needs affordable housing that Keeps long-term residents in the neighborhood Allows tenants to purchase their buildings Helps people buy their first home Date: […]

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Ward 4 Housing Town Hall – February 28

February 16, 2012 • 1 Comment »

Join THC and Housing for All to raise your voice for affordable housing in Ward 4! Ward 4 needs affordable housing that Keeps seniors in our neighborhoods Allows tenants to purchase their buildings Uses public land to meet community needs Provides services people need to succeed. Come hear from Ward 4 residents about the success […]

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Hundreds Waiting for Affordable Housing

February 8, 2012 • No Comments »

If you were in Columbia Heights today, you probably noticed hundreds of people in line around the block at  14th Street and Columbia Road Northwest.  They were waiting to apply for 160 units in Columbia Heights Village – a project-based Section 8 development that bases tenant rents on their income level.  Housing for All intern […]

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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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Home Abroad

February 6, 2012 • No Comments »

The second place winner of our writing contest is Adarcy’len S. Williams. To answer the question “What Does Home Mean to Me” she writes about her home in Jamaica. What Home Means to Me In the midst of the Caribbean Sea, lies a beautiful island paradise. This is my homeland, Jamaica. It is the land of […]

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