WIN 2013 Victories I. ENDING HOMELESSNESS Homeless Youth There are over 3,000 homeless youth a woefully inadequate amount of beds and services. WIN – lead by our members Sasha Bruce, Covenant House, and the Latin American Youth Center is engaging a team of homeless and formerly homeless youth, service providers, congregation based allies, and working […]
WAMU 88.5 May 31, 2016
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 the DC Council unanimously passed Bill 21-620 to replace DC General with smaller neighborhood short-term family housing across the city and included $59 Million in the FY2017 Capital Budget toward the effort! It is an important milestone in a citywide effort
The Parkway Overlook Tenant Association, the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), and two WIN members — Brighter Day United Methodist Church (located across the street from Parkway Overlook) and Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church — have been organizing to get the over 200 units at Parkway Overlook redeveloped since they closed in 2008.
WIN highlights from 2015.
See a summary of recent victories in our work on jobs, housing, homelessness, and voter engagement!
On a frigid January 8th evening 900 DC residents gathered with the newly inaugurated Mayor of the District of Columbia to stand for good union jobs, housing affordability, ending homelessness and to address gun violence.
2014 brought us hundreds of leaders trained, new affordable housing in production, legislation passed, and scores of voters engaged. See our year end report 2014 to see all that we did!
Join leaders from WIN congregations city-wide in an action to present our agenda around Jobs, Housing, Homelessness and other issues important to our Congregations. Bring a large turnout from your congregation to make our voices heard! January 8th, 2015 St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1419 V St NW Music starts at 6:30pm, Program at 7:00pm
On July 10th, WIN leader Anne Ford gave testimony to the DC Council on the need to hold those responsible for the shelter conditions accountable. Councilmembers Graham, Wells, Barry, Bonds, Alexander, and Grosso were present. This is one of several testimonies on DC General from WIN leaders presented to city council. Read Anne’s testimony: Testimony […]