Monday, March 19 – In the News


“Write a Check? The New Philanthropist Goes Further” (NYTimes, 3/18) 
Donors at all levels are thinking more strategically.

HOMELESSNESS/HOUSING
[DC] Nonprofit housing developer comes to D.C. (Newswire, 3/19) 
“The new chapter’s first building project will be a to-be-determined permanent-supportive housing facility where homeless people can live as long as they choose and have access to services…”

Reverse mortgages allow elderly to remain in homes… (WaPo, 3/18)
…and the AARP Foundation’s [WG member] Reverse Mortgage Education Project helps them with the process.

[VA] Former firehouse will now house homeless (WaPo, 3/18) 
An innovative solution in Old Town, Alexandria. (Meanwhile, in the nearby Del Ray neighborhood, officials have approved a new firehouse with affordable housing units “atop the noisy firehouse itself.”)

DC VOTING RIGHTS
“Supporters Vow Not to Give Up” (WaPo, 3/18)
The White House opposes the bill as unconstitutional, but many, including some Republicans, say the Constitution gives Congress broad powers over the District.

HEALTH
[MD] Prince George’s Hospital System in crisis… again (WaPo, 3/18)
Still scrambling to solve funding problems for a hospital that serves 180,000