Thursday, April 5 – In the News…


CENSUS
Metro area growth has slowed considerably (WaPo, 4/5)
“…with births and immigrants barely offsetting the record number of residents who moved out.” 

HOUSING/HOMELESSNESS
[VA] Falls Church may allocate $2 million toward affordable housing (Falls Church News Press, 4/5)
Every single housing unit considered affordable is currently “at risk of either demolition or renovation upgrades aimed at a steep hike in their rents.

HEALTH
[MD] Ultimatum issued on Pr. George’s hospital (WaPo, 4/5)
Gov. O’Malley: Accept state-run authority or shut down. The governor’s supplemental budget includes $20 million for either “the first installment of an effort to save Prince George’s Hospital Center” or “a final payment toward its orderly closure.” The system serves 180,000 people, many of whom lack health insurance.

[DC] Fenty Renews Fight Against HIV-AIDS (WaPo, 4/5)
Mayor says he will soon select a new director of D.C.’s HIV-AIDS agency.

EDUCATION
[DC] Fenty’s critics mobilize (WaPo, 4/5)
After a 9-2 Council initial vote in favor Fenty’s plan, the D.C. Coalition for Democracy in Education plans efforts to “get council members to change their votes,” and to gather signatures to put the measure on the ballot.