A People-first FY2024 Budget: Housing

Safe, stable, and affordable housing for all residents must be a priority for the District. Recognizing the impact of the housing market on our local economy and the hardships it can create for families and seniors, I called for investments in housing production and support for residents at risk of eviction. I was deeply concerned that the Mayor’s initial proposal could contribute to a perfect storm for vulnerable residents that worsened our homelessness crisis and led to a surge in evictions. To tackle these challenges, the Council made significant investments in emergency rental assistance, civil legal services, and housing vouchers that aid residents facing displacement.

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