Friday, April 20 – In the News…


HOUSING/HOMELESSNESS
[D.C.] Report: Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) is getting results (WaPo, 4/20) – Since 2001, the HPTF has completed or authorized 5,000 units–but demand is still far outweighing supply, affirming the fund’s importance. Over the last three years, Washington Grantmakers’ and its Community Development Support Collaborative (CDSC) have encouraged City Council members to support the capitalization of this fund. Yesterday’s report was sponsored by the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development, a grantee of Washington Grantmakers’ CDSC, and the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.
> Read the report

Housing discrimination complaints hit record high (WBJ, 4/16)

YOUTH
Serve DC: “Bringing Service Back!”
Opening ceremony takes place today at King Greenleaf Recreation Center from 4-6 pm. As part of National & Global Youth Service Day, Serve DC [WG member] will engage more than 20,000 youth in hundreds of hands-on service projects in every ward of the city from today through Sunda. Mayor Adrian Fenty will participate in several projects. View scenes from last year’s N&GYSD and the YouTube promo.

Freddie Mac Foundation [WG member] and the Washington Nationals renew their ‘Wednesday’s Child’ partnership (PRNewswire, 4/19)

VOTING RIGHTS
[D.C.] House Approves a Full D.C. Seat (WaPo, 4/20) – The bill still faces obstacles.

EDUCATION
[D.C.] Fenty’s School Takeover Approved (WaPo, 4/20)

[Va.] Capital One CEO donates $12M to Potomac School (WBJ, 4/18)

GIVING
Impulse to give in aftermath of Virginia Tech tragedy (WaPo, 4/20)