If nothing else, the D.C. FY 2016 budget reflects the urgent need for our work. Mayor Bowser’s first budget seeks to close a revenue gap with regressive taxes that hurt low-income communities without asking for any sacrifices from the wealthiest individuals and corporations.Read more
On February 26, Justice First, along with a range of individuals and organizations supporting affordable housing, testified in front of the D.C. Council during their annual oversight hearing of housing agencies. Justice First and the Alabama Ave./13th St. Tenants Coalition, with whom we are working around Congress Heights to prevent displacement, testified to put a spotlight on corruption, abuse and waste regarding the provision of funds in District housing agencies.Read more
The District is currently involved in several questionable deals near the Congress Heights Metro to give away taxpayer money and affordable housing units to a developer for a bargain basement price. These developers are building luxury apartments and offices that don’t benefit the community.
The mayor must investigate this deal and the Council must demand answers from DHCD on this project. No more giveaways to the rich at the expense of the rest of us!