Affordable housing concerns in Alexandria…2 percent funding increase for D.C. schools…Budget cuts will impact libraries in Prince George’s County [News, 2.15.13]
– Residents of the Beauregard area of Alexandria are protesting the city’s plans to redevelop the area, citing concerns that low-income residents will be pushed out of the neighborhood when the current supply of affordable housing is demolished. (Examiner, 2/15)
– Prince George’s County is supporting Enterprise Community Partner’s application for $4 million in state funds for foreclosure aid. The group would use the funds to help developers upgrade foreclosed homes in the county and then sell them as low-income rental housing. (Examiner, 2/15)
CHILDREN & YOUTH | Ed Davies, executive director of the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, and board chair Robert Bobb were on the Kojo Nnamdi Show at noon today. If you missed it, the show will be available here.
– Mayor Vincent Gray has announced that he is seeking a 2 percent funding increase for DCPS and charter schools. (Examiner, 2/15)
– Teach for America Founder Kopp Departing as CEO (Chronicle, 2/14)
BUDGETS | The $152 million budget deficit in Prince George’s County may mean that the funding for libraries and other county services may take a big hit. (WaPo, 2/15)
DISTRICT | D.C. residents: here’s something cool to distract yourself with for a few minutes.
The Canadian parliament is really outdoing Congress these days on the emergency preparedness front.