In a new report, researchers surveyed more than 600 low-income District residents to examine their most persistent stressors. Survey results revealed that, by far, most poor residents found issues surrounding housing to be their biggest source of anxiety. (WaPo, 4/4)
The main takeaway: Finding and keeping affordable housing is by far the dominant stress among low-income residents — more so than concerns about food, education or domestic violence.
Sixty percent of respondents said they worried about not having any housing in the future.
– How the Federal Government Plans to Stop the ‘Worst-Case’ Housing Crisis (City Lab, 4/4)
– Jeanné Isler of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) shares a recent conversation with WRAG president Tamara Lucas Copeland on WRAG’s Putting Racism on the Table series, and NCRP’s enthusiasm about what lies ahead beyond the series. (NCRP, 4/5)
– Congratulations to Amy Owen of the Community Foundation for Loudoun & Northern Fauquier Counties on being one of the Loudoun Times-Mirror’s 16 Women To Watch in 2016!
– Brookland in northeast D.C. will soon have its own Arts Park, with support from corporations and donors, including the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities. (WCP, 4/4)
– Following a big revival in 2012, the Howard Theater continues to face struggles with financial woes. (WaPo, 4/4)
SOCIAL PROFITS | Exponent Philanthropy makes the case for funders to invest in social profit sector talent in order to yield greater results on performance and impact. (Philanthrofiles, 4/5)
VIRGINIA | Though Fairfax County remains one of the nation’s wealthiest counties, it has been unable to avoid the pitfalls of a stagnant local economy amid an influx of new, often lower-income, residents. (WaPo, 4/2)
HEALTH/RACISM | The disturbing reason some African American patients may be undertreated for pain (WaPo, 4/4)
JOBS | The Council on Foundations is hiring for the position of Director, Corporate Philanthropy. Find out more here!