On March 3, the D.C. Council Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization held a performance oversight hearing to assess the agencies it monitors. Nearly 30 District residents appeared to testify against slum conditions in low-income housing, hoping to persuade officials to improve the quality and increase the quantity of affordable housing units in the city.
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Three quarters of public and charter schools in the District now require uniforms, and according to a Street Sense analysis, some uniforms cost as much as $60 dollars each. The average D.C. public school uniform costs $28 for boys and $32 for girls.
The D.C. City Council discusses what parts of the District are considered “food deserts” and how to bring grocery store access to these areas.
The D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative held a health and wellness fair for neighbors at a Ward 7 community center last month. Exhibits discussed how to cope with asthma attacks, how to cook fresh produce, job training and more.
See where the candidates for D.C.’s 2016 Primaries stand on issues affecting the District’s un-housed community