Posted by Elissa Silverman on November 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM
The District of Columbia is a wonderful place to live—if you can afford it.
I am very concerned that our city’s housing is becoming too expensive for residents of all stages of life, and I am particularly worried that many residents who are trying to provide for themselves and their families don’t make enough money to rent or buy even a one-bedroom apartment.
The high cost of housing makes ending homelessness in our city more of a challenge. Yet I am optimistic that this is a challenge we can and will overcome. No District resident who works, or who has spent a life working, should be in poverty and homeless. Those who have struggles which cause homelessness should be housed in a safe, humane shelter until those difficulties can be addressed.Read more