Monday Round-up [News, 4/21]


HOUSING
Freddie Mac deploys $10.5M to nonprofit groups helping borrowers through foreclosure crisis (wire, 4/18 )
– [DC] A family fights for affordable housing in Mt. Pleasant (WaPo, 4/19 ) – This one gives you a good feeling for what tenants face when trying to stand up for their rights. Landlord: What I did was “legal…at the time.”

HEALTH
Federal agency gives Maryland $1.78M for primary care (WBJ, 4/18 )

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
“No magic bullet” – Congestion ahead -“Despite promising technologies, transportation mode modernization requires better policies and more funding.” (WashTech, 4/21 )
COG report: Metro ridership will grow and grow. (Examiner, 4/18 )

ARTS
Art Project Slated For Metro’s Farragut North Station (NBC4.com, 4/18 ) – “Downtown businesses are contributing $50,000 for a permanent art installation, and [WG member] D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities is adding another $25,000 for the project.”
> WG Arts & Humanities Working Group: Kickoff meeting April 30

PHILANTHROPY
When the Giving Gets Tough (FastCompany, May ’08 ) – “In a show of the transparency it hoped for from other organizations, GiveWell also blogged about its own internal processes.”

DC SCHOOLS
D.C. Teachers Have a Role To Play in School Reform – President of Washington Teacher’s Union: “The old-school paradigm of union rigidity must give way to a new-school approach of working productively with school leaders to improve student achievement.” (WaPo, 4/20)