Residents east of the Anacostia River aren’t known to go to the John A. Wilson Building for city business, but they turned out in droves on Oct. 25 to let D.C. Council member Vincent Gray know how they want the United Medical Center supported unconditionally by the city government. Read the full article in the … Continue reading Residents Push Gray to Fully Fund UMC
An article by Andrew Giambrone from DC Curbed cites a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that says thirty-two thousand children in the nation’s capital live below the federal poverty line, one of the highest child poverty rates in the U.S. when considered among states. That’s roughly 26 percent of the under-18 population in … Continue reading D.C. has one of the highest child poverty rates in the U.S.
An article by Andrew Giambrone in Curbed discusses new legislation by Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White, who represents many Southeast neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River, that aims to stem gentrification and displacement by providing targeted services and funds in “high-risk displacement areas.” Read the full article
An article in DCist (verifying what many residents and former residents of DC already knew) says that Washington, D.C. is one of the few major cities in the entire country where gentrification is actually displacing people from their neighborhoods, according to a new study. Read the article>>
Gentrification in D.C. means widespread displacement, bucking national trends, report says, by Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post, April 26, 2019: In the District of Columbia, low-income residents are being pushed out of neighborhoods at some of the highest rates in the country, according to the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, which sought to track demographic and economic changes … Continue reading Gentrification in D.C. means widespread displacement, bucking national trends, report says
Sharing this March 22, 2019 post from the DC Fiscal Policy Institute that lays out a few takeaways from the Mayor's proposed fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget. Main takeaway is that housing and DC's children are given short shrift. Read the full DCFPI post>>
From The Washington Post - by Terrence McCoy, March 21, 2019 The rise of tent encampments is changing the face of American homelessness. Inside one, Monica Diaz struggles to keep her full-time job — and her dignity. A couple who work are forced by high housing costs to live on the streets of DC. Read … Continue reading ‘This is not me’