Category Archives: DC Budget

No Guarantee of Shelter for Homeless Youth in Winter Plan

Last Wednesday, November 13, the Interagency Council on Homelessness convened a special meeting to discuss and vote on the addendum to the District’s Winter Plan that would guide how homeless youth should be served this winter. The Legal Clinic, along … Continue reading

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Rally To Increase Minimum Wage and Expand Paid Sick Days!

On October 28th, the DC Council’s Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs held an eleven hour hearing on raising DC’s minimum wage and expanding the District’s paid sick days law. The Legal Clinic testified in strong support of these … Continue reading

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TANF Increase Is Long Overdue

The DC Council Committee on Human Services is holding a hearing today on Bill 20-414, the “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Cost-of-Living Adjustment Amendment Act of 2013.” Legal Clinic staff attorney Becky O’Brien submitted the following testimony to the Committee. I … Continue reading

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DC Needs a Housing Reality Check

This week, the Housing Complex exposed the troubles DC is having placing homeless families through its Rapid Rehousing program. The director of the Department of Human Services (DHS) is quoted in the article, opining that the biggest obstacle for placing … Continue reading

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“Save Money. Live Better.” Just Not DC Workers?

Yesterday, when Mayor Gray vetoed Bill 20-62, the “Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013” (LRAA), he let down the thousands of DC residents who were counting on him to assure that DC employers paid a livable wage. Three years ago, … Continue reading

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