Thank DC Councilmembers who voted to end homelessness, pay childcare workers better, and provide income support
On July 20, the DC Council voted to raise taxes on high-income earners to fund urgent needs in the community. The effort was led by Councilmembers Allen, Lewis George and Nadeau. It passed 8-5.
Here's where the money will go:
- ending homelessness for 2,400 households
- funding higher wages for early child care educators
- expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, essentially providing a monthly basic income to the District's low-income families
This was an immense victory for housing justice and racial equity. We hope you will join us in taking a moment to thank the Councilmembers who supported this proposal. As a result of their votes, childcare workers will achieve pay equity, low-income workers will get the income support they need, and 2400 families and individuals will no longer be homeless-- instead they will be in stable, permanent deeply affordable housing.
Here's how the vote broke out: