Announcing: CNHED’s Community Voices Working Group

October 17, 2022

Home News and Updates Announcing: CNHED’s Community Voices Working Group

CNHED is excited to announce the launch of our newest advocacy and community engagement initiative: the Community Voices Working Group!

The Community Voices Working Group (CVWG) provides a space for low-to-moderate-income (LMI) Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) who have lived experience to obtain tools, training, and resources that will assist them in conveying their perspectives and achieving their policy and advocacy goals. The CVWG works in partnership with CNHED’s other working groups in developing solutions, and budget recommendations, and tackling other issues facing the community development field. The knowledge, opinions, and perspectives of CVWG members are of equal weight to the other working groups.

The CVWG is a 10-month program and serves as a vital liaison between CNHED, our members, and the residents most impacted by the District’s budget and policy choices surrounding affordable housing and community economic development. As trusted advocates within their communities, CVWG members will cultivate, motivate, and engage their neighbors to take action on issues that impact them the most.

CNHED takes pride in our partnership with residents and community leaders and is committed to directly integrating their voices into our organizational and policy decision-making process.

2022-2023 CVWG Cohort Members

Christina Gibson
Ward 8

Rachelle Ellison
National Coalition for the Homeless, Friendship Place
Ward 1

Shonta Jones
Food Bank Advocacy, DHS Consumer Advisory Group, DHS FRSP Advisory Group, and IEL DC Advocacy partners
Ward 1

Romaine Johnson
Jubilee Housing Board Member, Vice President Reed Cooke Neighborhood Associates, Jubilee Housing Volunteer Advocate for seniors
Ward 1

Latisha Reid
Capital Area Food Bank Client Leadership Council, DC Department of Disability Services State Rehabilitation Council
Ward 5

Luther Lacy
Ward 6

Isaac Harris
Community for Creative Non-Violence Shelter
Ward 2

Shauna Gray
Capital Area Food Bank Client Leadership Council, People’s Power Actions
Ward 7

Samuel Buggs
Jubilee Housing
Ward 1

Robert Warren
People for Fairness Coalition
Ward 8

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