Category Archives: DC Policies and Plans

DC Just Passed Great Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Days Bills!

We want to congratulate our allies who lead the fight for fair wages and protections for DC workers, and in so doing, have gotten us one step closer to a just and inclusive DC!  The following is cross-posted from the … Continue reading

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Thankful to Have a Home for the Holidays

In April of 2012, Charmaine Walton wrote a guest blog for us with a simple, straightforward plea: “Help me get affordable housing.” Charmaine’s story is one of strength, perseverance in the face of enormous challenge, and ultimately, of hope. With assistance … Continue reading

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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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Major Concerns With Winter Plan for Shelter

The following is testimony delivered by Scott McNeilly at today’s Winter Plan Roundtable. In addition to being a Legal Clinic staff attorney, Scott is also a member of the Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) and a member of the ICH’s Operations … Continue reading

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