Labor Joins Saturday Rally for Affordable Housing in DCFriday, December 9, 2011
(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)The District’s affordable housing crisis is so bad that the current amount of affordable housing would need to be tripled just to address existing housing needs, according to the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED). Metro Washington Council President Jos Williams will join CNHED for a “Housing for All” rally at Martin Luther King Library this Saturday. “DC’s working families continue to be squeezed beyond the breaking point,” says Williams. CNHED has launched an ambitious five-year campaign to increase the amount the District invests in affordable housing, and Williams will join CNHED in demanding that the DC government invest in working families and fund programs that make housing affordable for District residents.