For months on end, news headlines and economic trends have sparked emotional debate among residents, public officials, and policymakers over the changing landscape of our local communities here in the Washington region.
“Homeowners seek help navigating crisis.” “Fewer D.C. affordable housing options left as city rents rise.” “Is permanent supportive housing the answer to homelessness?”
Amid these challenges, another set of headlines show what is possible when groups of people come together to address these problems.
“2-year tenants’ strike at Marbury Plaza ends with plan for $5 million in repairs.” “Town Hall airs tenant concerns.” “Deauville Residents Buy Burnt-Out D.C. Building, Rename it Oscar Romero Apartments.”
In the name of participatory communities that are inclusive and just, the Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is joining the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) at its Continuum of Housing Campaign Rally tomorrow night at the First Trinity Lutheran Church at 309 E St NW from 6-8 pm.
The campaign, launched in July, is an effort to ensure that all DC residents have decent, quality housing at a price they can afford. The rally will highlight community voices calling for more affordable housing in the District across the housing continuum, including supportive housing, rental housing, and homeownership.