Articles tagged: DC Council
On March 10, a D.C. Council bill to increase the minimum monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payment became law, making D.C. the first U.S. city to implement local SNAP benefits. The “Give SNAP a Raise Amendment Act,” originally introduced by councilmember Christina Henderson in December 2022, proposed a 10 percent increase in SNAP benefits for all District recipients to match expenses under the Low-Cost Food Plan (LCFP) outlined by the USDA.
Mayor Muriel Bowser is considering amending the D.C. Height Act to allow the maximum height of buildings in the District to be raised from 130 to 160 feet.
The deputy mayor of health and human services office’s planned eviction of an encampment of unhoused people at Truxton Circle went forward on Thursday morning, displacing residents and prompting further... Read more
Millions of people are at risk of losing shelter after the Supreme Court halted the Biden administration’s nationwide eviction ban on Aug. 26, over a month before its scheduled end... Read more
Bowser surveyed D.C. residents about their priorities for the city’s budget, marking the first step in D.C.’s budget process.
“Tenants need support; we need a process that is respectful and gives dignity to these tenants, and unfortunately the court process is the opposite of that for them.”
District Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) violated Council ethics rules by repeatedly taking official action on behalf of clients who paid him hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a... Read more