As you may have heard, part of Mayor Bowser’s budget includes a modest increase in the sales tax—from 5.75 percent to 6 percent—bringing it in line with rates in Maryland and Virginia. Under the Mayor’s plan, the $22 million in revenue this increase will bring in is to be dedicated to homeless services.
On April 2, Mayor Muriel Bowser published her long-awaited budget plan. We had been gearing up for the release since last year! Over the past months we worked internally with partners in the housing-rights community, helping to develop both the Coalition on Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development’s budget recommendations and the D.C. Fair budget Coalition’s budget platform. […]