Chris Abraham

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tell the DC Mayor to Make One City Possible

Via Miriam’s Kitchen:
DC Mayor Vincent Gray is currently finalizing his proposed city budget for fiscal year 2013. Now is the time for us to let him know that we want to make DC a comfortable place for all people to live.

We’re joining forces with the Fair Budget Coalition and their Make One City Possible campaign, and are calling and emailing Mayor Gray today to let him know that we need his help to ensure our guests have the resources they need to survive.

In particular, we’d like Mayor Gray to:
  • Direct $34 million in funding to DC’s core affordable and supportive housing programs.
  • Invest $2.25 million to provide intensive employment support and stable housing to enable homeless families on TANF to move towards self-sufficiency. 
  • Invest $2.5 million to create housing and social services for homeless young people.
  • Encourage DC’s housing and human services agencies to work together to reduce pressure on the emergency shelter system by helping tenants avoid unnecessary evictions. 
Our guests depend on many of these programs and it’s important that we let Mayor Gray know how critical these programs are to our guests’ survival. 

We’ve heard from city government that these calls and emails really do make a difference, which is why we’re asking you to join us today.
Please join us by calling or emailing Mayor Gray today (here’s his contact information and some suggested text) and letting him know that you want to Make One City Possible too.


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