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September 21, 2015 / Ciara Myers, Editor

More affordable housing for Arlington County

AFFORDABLE HOUSING/VIRGINIA
On Saturday, the Arlington County Board unanimously voted to move forward on a plan to bring more affordable housing to the area. The plan will bring about 15,800 affordable apartments to the county by 2040. (WaPo, 9/19)

Related: A recent report supported by Enterprise Community Partners and Citi Foundation, and presented by the Greater Washington Housing Leaders Group – a collection of more than a dozen public and private sector leaders concerned about housing affordability convened by WRAG – highlights the need for collaboration to invest in solving the region’s affordable housing crisis.

WRAG/PHILANTHROPY | WRAG is excited to introduce you to the 2015-16 Philanthropy Fellows, a group of young professionals poised to make waves in the world of philanthropy. (Daily, 9/21)

DISTRICT/ECONOMY | D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute explores what new income and poverty data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal about communities of color in the District. (DCFPI, 9/18)

HEALTH/FOOD
– A new interactive map examines the rate of obesity in D.C. neighborhoods. Neighborhoods in the northeast and southern parts of the city saw higher obesity rates due to lower levels of income and walkability in those areas. (DCInno, 9/18)

– New data from the Centers for Disease Control show that the narrative surrounding what we think we know about low-income families and their relationship to fast food may be all wrong. (WaPo, 918)

PHILANTHROPY | Rural Foundations’ Ideas for Increasing Rural Philanthropy (NPQ, 9/14)

WORKFORCE | The Typical Male U.S. Worker Earned Less Money in 2014 Than in 1973 (WSJ, 9/18)

SOCIAL PROFITS | The time is now for social profit organizations to ramp up security on online donation pages, as credit card thieves have taken to the websites to test stolen credit card numbers, creating unnecessary financial burdens for many organizations. (Chronicle, 9/17)


From now until September 25, WTOP is taking votes to give away $30,000 to local charities. All you have to do is click the “Like” button! 

– Ciara

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