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March 9, 2016

Washingtonians Rally for Housing

The main hall, balcony and pews of Foundry Methodist Church were entirely filled by District residents on March 5 to demonstrate their support for ending homelessness and creating affordable housing in D.C.

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March 5, 2016

Hundreds Rally in DC for Affordable Housing

Hundreds of people, including advocacy groups, housing organizations and D.C. residents, gathered on Saturday to call for more affordable housing in the District.

The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development organized the event held at Foundry United Methodist Church in Northwest.

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March 5, 2016

Rallying for housing for D.C.’s homeless

WASHINGTON — There was standing-room only at Foundry United Methodist Church in D.C. on Saturday morning, where hundreds turned out for the Fulfill the Promise rally. Organizers are hoping to ensure affordable housing, end chronic homelessness, and make sure all who need help finding a place to live have somewhere to turn.

Read More on WTOP

March 5, 2016

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser takes steps toward ending homelessness

More than a thousand people packed Foundry United Methodist Church on Saturday morning. “People are anxious,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said in front of a standing room only crowd at the church. The group gathered to push for the next steps in achieving affordable housing efforts.

Read More on WJLA

March 3, 2016

D.C. Housing For All Rally

Watch a clip from Good Morning Washington!

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February 22, 2016

D.C. Council proposal would reduce recordation tax for homebuyers

The high cost of real estate in the District has been an impediment to many potential homebuyers, especially millennials. But now some D.C. Council members are hoping to make home ownership a little more affordable by reducing some taxes buyers pay when they record a property with the city.

Read More on The Washington Post

February 19, 2016

Neighbors Rally to Demand “Housing for All”

On the morning of February 7, people of all backgrounds filled the sanctuary of Calvary Baptist Church at the Housing For All Rally. The crowd truly “showed some love” –this year’s theme– for Washington, D.C., as their home.

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March 11, 2015

Use It or Lose It: A Legislative Tool to Save Affordable Housing Hasn’t Been Funded

In February 2008, Marion Barry, then the chairman of the D.C. Council Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs, introduced a bill to help preserve affordable housing in the District. If a property owner was going to sell an apartment building that was home to low-income residents and put affordable housing at risk, the legislation stipulated, the District would have the chance to step in and buy it in order to keep those apartments affordable.

Read More on Washington City Paper

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