Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December 4: Community conversation about LRSP

The DC Affordable Housing Alliance is holding a meeting to talk about DC's Local Rent Supplement Program (LRSP).   The meeting will include a discussion of the questions below along with brainstorming policy and program solutions to improve the program.   The meeting is being held Thursday, December 4 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at City First Homes (1436 U St NW, Suite 404).   RSVP via email.

From the invitation:

The District struggles annually to provide enough housing options for households with income under 30 percent of AMI. LRSP was conceived as a locally funded solution to provide rental vouchers to individuals as well as funding to developers/providers to support affordable housing units. Some key issues/questions have emerged since the program's inception:
  • How do you ensure that the most vulnerable residents, such as those waiting in shelter, are prioritized in the program?
  • How do you broaden the program to serve other households besides homeless families (like singles and seniors, who are also extremely low-income and unable to afford their housing?
  • How do you sustain political viability and support for a program that still has a lot of growing to do over the long term?

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