Category Archives: Poverty

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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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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Food Stamp Cuts Go Into Effect

As of today, DC households that rely on food stamps will experience a decrease in their monthly benefit amount as a result of a change in federal law. The Food Stamp program, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, … 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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