– 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)
– In their Matters@Hand thought leadership series, HAND explores the realities of mixed-income housing in the region and the benefits these strategies have actually had for the area’s low-income residents. (Helping Hands Blog, 4/1)
– New HUD guidance indicates that blanket policies of refusing to rent or sell a home to individuals with criminal records violate the Fair Housing Act because such policies amount to de facto racial discrimination. (NPR, 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)
– Even with the dramatic reduction in pot arrests over the past few years in D.C., there are still significant racial disparities in who gets arrested. (WaPo, 4/5)
– The pushback against the development of the Union Arts building into a luxury hotel highlights the severe shortage of affordable space for artists and musicians to live, practice, perform, and work in D.C. – and the irony that robust arts and culture scenes contribute to the rising real estate values that push artists out. (WCP, 4/1)
– Following a big revival in 2012, the Howard Theater continues to face financial woes. (WaPo, 4/4)
COMMUNICATIONS | On the heels of Twitter’s recent 10th birthday, Ciara asks, “What’s the fuss about Twitter?” and explains why you (or the leader of your organization) should start tweeting now. (Daily, 4/4)
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