Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Housing & Homelessness
Capital of Economic Inequality?
Posted on Thursday August 13, 2015
Last July, I packed up all of my bags, loaded up the trunk of my dad’s car, and made the trek from New England to move to Washington D.C. and begin my post-collegiate professional life. While I’ve been enjoying the past year in the Nation’s Capital, amidst learning WMATA and running routes, dashing between meetings, […]
A Place to Call Home
Posted on Friday June 12, 2015
This week in Congress, the House voted approved the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) funding bill for Fiscal Year 2016, which passed 216-210. Though the bill prioritizes federal rental assistance, the bill cuts funds that would repair and maintain public housing by $194 million. Since the public housing programs already have […]
Protect Affordable Housing for all Seasons and for all Situations
Posted on Friday May 29, 2015
The record-breaking floods over the past week in Houston sadly remind us all of the fragility of our homes and refuges in the face of extreme weather. Many homes were destroyed in the severe flooding in Houston, along with two synagogues. Help support the people affected by the floods in Houston through the Jewish Federation […]
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Marking Mental Health Awareness Month
Posted on Thursday May 28, 2015
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of mental illnesses and the importance of mental wellness for all. In our own country, an estimated 18.6 percent or 43.7 million Americans live with mental illnesses, and 4.1% or 9.6 million U.S. adults have a serious mental illness. Whether or not we have personally experienced a mental illness, […]