Posts Tagged ‘DCFPI’

Gap Between D.C.’s Rich and Poor Hits 35-Year High

Black residents are more than four times as likely to be unemployed as white residents.

Workers’ Advocates Win the Minimum-Wage War After Losing a Battle

It's been a roller-coaster year for advocates of a higher minimum wage in the District. In June, the D.C. Council passed the Large Retailer Accountability Act, which would have required stores with more than 75,000 square feet and parent companies that gross at least $1 billion per year to pay a "living wage" of $12.50 an [...]

This D.C. Affordable Housing Program Is a Bargain. So Why’s It Underfunded?

Back in February, I wrote about a funky house in Adams Morgan that had the potential to become a landmark in D.C. affordable housing. It's an old-school rooming house with a motley cast of characters who are trying to purchase the property and make it D.C.'s first tenant-owned rooming house. If successful, they'll preserve 14 [...]

How Big Is a $100 Million Affordable Housing Boost? It’s All Relative.

As regular readers of this blog well know, Mayor Vince Gray has pledged a one-time, $100 million investment in affordable housing. If that sounds like a lot of money, well, it is. While it's nowhere near enough to meet Gray's goal of constructing and preserving 10,000 new affordable housing units, Gray also scoffed, with reason, [...]

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