During her annual State of the District Address last night, Mayor Muriel Bowser had harsh words for Bethesda-based Sanford Capital, which owns about 20 distressed low-income properties amounting to more than 1,300 units across D.C.
For Black women, and especially for those with low incomes or who are homeless, information about treating the symptoms or halting the spread of HIV has been lacking.
Introduction Date: Mar 21, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Gray, R. White, T. White, Bonds, Cheh, Todd, and Chairman Mendelson Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill pertains to the health and wellness of young children in the District. It includes provisions that requires the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services (DMHHS) to…
Legislation Would Limit Special Interest Influence in District Elections, Restore Balance of Power to Everyday Residents
Elissa Silverman wants to rout vacant and blighted properties from D.C., especially those that are owned by the District and concentrated in low-income neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River.
On March 1, I released my Transition Report to detail my legislative agenda. Days later, I began working to unravel the early childhood development crisis in the District. As a new father, I have been astounded by how much my infant daughter, Madison, learns each day. Watching her grow in her first months made me realize how vital the early months and years are for our children’s development, and that if we are going to cut away at the enormous academic achievement gap and meet parents’ need in the midst of a baby boom, we need to invest more in our children’s most critical learning years.
Conditions at more than 8,000 public housing units that accommodate roughly 20,000 D.C. residents could further decline if the federal government decides to proceed with an initial budget prepared by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The bill, introduced by At-large Council member Robert White with the support of all other members, was passed without discussion on Tuesday afternoon. White introduced the bill on Jan. 24, four days after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Under Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Department of Housing and Community Development has made record investments in affordable housing. Already this year, DHCD has allocated half of the money in the District’s Housing Production Trust Fund—or roughly $50 million—toward affordable projects.
Advocates are pressing elected officials to appropriate more than $17 million toward targeted housing and human services for the District’s chronically homeless as Mayor Muriel Bowser prepares a budget to send to the D.C. Council in early April.