Council Votes to Reduce Access to Shelter and Housing

Seniors Protest Shelter Reduction

The Council overrode an attempt by councilmembers Silverman and Grosso to divert 36 million dollars of a developer give-away to affordable housing and public transportation at Union Market.

Councilmember Trayon White made a valiant effort to extend the time limits on rapid rehousing. Many on the Council Spoke in favor of support, but in the end, it failed when councilmember Anita Bonds voted “no.”

Minutes after refusing to devote part of a developer subsidy to affordable housing, 11 council members voted for a bill purposed to reduce access to shelter and housing for those most harmed by the District’s failure to preserve and produce affordable housing — people experiencing homelessness in the nation’s capital.

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