On Tuesday, the DC Council chose to invest $20 million dollars to cut taxes for wealthy commercial properties instead of using this money to fund over 700 life-saving units of Permanent Supportive Housing. As DC's homelessness crisis persists, yesterday's vote was an immoral use of DC's scarce resources and a direct contradiction of our city's commitment to end homelessness.
While we are disappointed, we are not defeated. We will continue our fight for the$35.5 million needed to put DC on track to end chronic homelessness this coming fiscal year.
Thank you to the hundreds of supporters who contacted their Councilmembers over the past few days. Now, more than ever, we need your continued support to end chronic homelessness in DC.
We are grateful for our champions on the DC Council who took a moral vote yesterday and prioritized ending homelessness over tax cuts. Click here to thank Councilmembers Nadeau, Cheh, Allen, Trayon White, Grosso and Silverman.
We are saddened that several Councilmembers prioritized tax cuts over housing some of our most vulnerable neighbors. Click here to remind Councilmembers Mendelson, Evans, Todd, Gray, Robert White and Bonds that we expect better.
SAVE THE DATE: Annual Homeless Memorial
Yesterday's vote took on added urgency because we know people are living and dying without the dignity of a home. To show your support and to stand in solidarity with people with lived experience of homelessness, please join us in supporting our Campaign Partner the People for Fairness Coalition in their 6th annual Homeless Memorial Vigil, to be held on December 20-21st. For more information and to RSVP,click here.