Friday, Feb. 2 – In the News…


HEALTH
Prince George’s Co. Avoids Healthcare Crisis (For Now) 
A $5 Million county payment will keep system operational until March, but “state lawmakers and county leaders [still] must find the long-term solution…” The system serves 180,000 people, many of whom lack health insurance.  

COMMUNITY
ONE DC Celebrates First Year 
A citywide group working on issues of racial and economic equity, Organizing Neighborhood Equity DC (ONE DC) is a neighborhood partner of the Community Development Support Collaborative, a project of Washington Grantmakers. 

23 Low-Cost Housing Proposals Win City Support
“…would provide a total of 1,300 units, which could help satisfy Fenty’s goal of creating 2,000 affordable housing units in the city by year’s end… There are several more hurdles before developers can receive funding…”

ARTS
The Kennedy Center’s Open Invitation
“Monday’s 10th anniversary celebration of the Millennium Stage [is] the culmination of a decade-long effort to bring the performing arts to the widest possible audience… younger, more economically and racially diverse….” Current sponsors: Target and the Fannie Mae Foundation [WG member]

FEDERAL
Children Squeezed Out of Federal Budget
Study finds that while the number of children in the U.S. has risen by nearly 7 percent since 1960, share of domestic spending on children has fallen 17 percent. Meanwhile, spending on the elderly has more than doubled.