11 percent of office building space is currently vacant, and if passed, the Office to Affordable Housing Task Force Establishment Act would aim to convert some of the space into low-income housing.
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D.C. Council officially unanimously passed an $13.8 billion budget for fiscal year 2018 Tuesday, but Ward 8 residents said they are unsatisfied with the lack of funding for programs like rapid rehousing and the NEAR Act.
On May 30, the D.C. Council approved a $13.8 billion budget for fiscal year 2018. On June 13, a legislative meeting will be held to discuss, potentially amend and enact the now-engrossed bill.
Empower D.C. put on a number of meetings and workshops to discuss the use of land and development. These meetings also revealed that D.C. has a large income disparity. A better definition of “affordable housing” was called for.
The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty launched a Public Property/Public Need toolkit to help municipal governments that want to access vacant properties from the federal government to permanently house homeless people.
A look into the struggle between the preservation and the development of McMillan park.
Street Sense interviewed Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White in light of the $250,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to create the Bridge Park Community Land Trust.
JBG Companies, owner of the Beauregard apartment complex in Alexandria approved for renovation years ago, announced in late February that it has put the project up… Read more »
Mayor Bowser delivered a speech at the 2017 State of the District Address. She outlines the future of affordable housing and how she’s plans to maintain and develop more units.
The Office of the D.C. Auditor reported that the Department of Housing and Community Development is mismanaging the costly Housing Production Trust Fund ahead of the release of Mayor Bowser’s 2018 budget, which she defended at a rally.
Mayor Bowser and Obama administration officials spoke at the opening of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, which provides housing to homeless veterans in D.C. and includes other affordable units for low-income tenants.
Panelists from D.C. working in law, government and outreach deliberate the UN’s declaration of the “universal human right to housing.”
A development battle rages over the McMillan Sand Filtration Site at North Capitol Street.
A Street Sense vendor reflects on the segregated nature of poverty and the manner in which homelessness has been and continues to be an issue affected by housing and racial divide.
On Sept. 22 at a community meeting at Bethesda Baptist Church in Northeast, two land developers and the non-profit agency Empower DC presented proposals to D.C.’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development about how to develop the historic and currently vacant Crummell School.
A Street Sense vendor revels in the importance of Obama’s presidency and the opening of the Museum of African American History and Culture.
The appeals court listened to concerns of displacement and disadvantage for the impoverished as a result of the rezoning of Barry Farm.
Residents fearing displacement are joining Community Land Trusts to maintain control over the price of their homes.
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is seeking public input on its recently released Five-Year Consolidated Plan for neighborhood development. An open forum will… Read more »
Street Sense vendor and artist uses his creative writing style to articulate the difference between the non-profit organization and the real estate agency.