HEALTH | Maryland has been awarded $123 million in federal funds to set up its health insurance exchange, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The exchange is expected to be online by October 2013, and so far Maryland is ahead of most other states in setting up the exchange. (Examiner, 8/23)
HOUSING | In the next 20 years, Fairfax and Montgomery counties are projected to need a huge supply of workforce housing, which in those counties is defined as housing that is affordable to families earning less than approximately $130,000 a year. (WBJ, 8/24)
COMMUNITY | The Washington Area Women’s Foundation‘s Nicky Goren recently appeared on Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the foundation’s work supporting the region’s women and girls and promote their upcoming 2012 Leadership Luncheon. (WAWF, 8/21)
DISTRICT | The D.C. Department of Human Services has announced a plan to delay scheduled cuts to long-term TANF recipients to review each family’s case individually. (WaPo, 8/21)
REGION | The Council of Governments is looking for public input on how best to use activity centers to guide policy, planning, and investment throughout the Greater Washington region. (Region Forward, 8/22)
HIV/AIDS | The New York Times profiles Mary Fisher, an HIV advocate who delivered a historic speech at the 1992 Republican National Convention. (NY Times, 8/22)
PHILANTHROPY | The Need – and Appetite for – Enhanced Foundation Transparency (Foundation Center, 8/20)
There are probably better ways to spend $175, but I will definitely do this if I’m ever at the top of the CN Tower in Toronto again.