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Washington City Paper: Bowser’s Fallen Short of Her Promises to End Homelessness. But Her New Budget Gives Advocates Hope.

April 7, 2022

Mayor Bowser at press conference.

Many of the children and families we work with rely on housing subsidies to help make ends meet and avoid homelessness. The Mayor’s FY2023 budget increased funding for many housing programs, but falls short in providing enough targeted affordable housing vouchers.

Kathy Zeisel, Children’s Law Center senior supervising attorney highlighted the shortfall in an interview with Washington City Paper’s reporter Alex Koma:

The better solution is to fund targeted affordable housing vouchers, a program that helps pay bills for people who don’t qualify for PSH or other assistance. [Kathy] suspects there’s a need for another 1,040 such vouchers, at a price tag of $27.7 million. 

Photo Credit: Darrow Montgomery/Washington City Paper