Our Roundup of Tweets from the DC is Our Home Housing for All Rally

#dcisourhome is now trending in #DC http://t.co/Xu9W3gI4lu — Trendsmap DC (@TrendsDC) February 7, 2015 This Saturday, hundreds packed the Calvary Baptist Church in a call for action to address the affordable-housing crisis in the District. Speakers touched on all the important topics we as a city need to be talking about:  homelessness, permanent supportive housing, tenant purchase, displacement, homeownership, jobs, and rental […]

Budget Season Started This Week. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Here we go again – budget season! Every year, our government has to lay out a plan for how much money it will take to meet our residents’ diverse needs—and keep the city running. It’s not just how much money, but where the money should go. Everything under the sun is in the budget, from […]

Our Testimony on the Housing Production Trust Fund

During the whirlwind budget season, we were hard at work fighting for programs that are important to Hyacinth’s Place. As part of our advocacy, we provided testimony in front of City Council’s Economic Development Committee.

Dana, a Hyacinth’s Place resident, and Urla, our executive director, testified in favor of the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF). Here are both of their remarks:

Our Testimony to the Council – Ending Chronic Homelessness

Testimony on the Sense of the Council for Ending Chronic Homelessness Resolution of 2014       Vanessa Wellbery Government Relations and Community Outreach Hyacinth’s Place Good afternoon.  My name is Vanessa Wellbery and I am here on behalf of Hyacinth’s Place and its residents, volunteers, staff, and board members to speak in strong support […]