– Unsafe housing conditions and stress from other environmental factors awaited this mother of two after she moved from Maryland to the District so that her children could attend Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Even with the help of city resources the family has yet to find affordable housing. (Street Sense, 8/16)
When they arrived in the District, Lewis could not believe the city where the president of the United States lives had so many homeless people. After relocating for an opportunity that was supposed to be positive for her family, Lewis said falling into homelessness was traumatizing.
Safe housing conditions are simply off limits to those without means, according to Lewis. It seemed to her that people in public agencies charged with helping the poor did not care. “They don’t advocate for you,” Lewis said.
– Yesterday, NPR’s 1A show discussed the future of affordable housing in America and the role of the department of Housing and Urban Development. Listen here. (NPR, 8/24)
EQUITY | A new study analyzes the relationship between the rise of income inequality and rental burdens in the country’s largest metros. (Citylab, 8/24)
– Lambda Legal has filed a lawsuit against the Justice and Education Departments to release information about the decision to rescind guidance that provided protections for transgender students. (MetroWeekly, 8/23)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | Opinion: The case for why the Fair Elections Act of 2017, a proposed bill intended to eliminate the influence of major corporations and empower District residents, is beneficial. (Medium, 5/2)
FOOD INSECURITY| The search for a better Safeway: Supermarkets in SE may not improve, Gray says after meeting store execs (WaPo, 8/24)
Social Sector Job Openings
Communications + Program Coordinator | FCCP – New!
Program Associate, Portfolio Support, Public and Patient Engagement | Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute – New!
Program Associate, Public and Patient Engagement | Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute – New!
Engagement Officer | Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute – New!
Program Officer, Public Engagement | Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute – New!
Business Development Director | Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Program Coordinator | Exponent Philanthropy
Operations Associate | ACT for Alexandria
Membership & Marketing Associate | Exponent Philanthropy
Membership Development Manager| Exponent Philanthropy
Management Associate | Public Welfare Foundation
Executive Director | Agua Fund
Database Assistant | Greater Washington Community Foundation
Senior Administrative Assistant/Foundation Coordinator | The Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation, the Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation and the Marriott Daughters Foundation
Program Officer | The Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation
Arena Stage is having a costume sale this weekend.