HOUSING SECURITY

Jewish tradition teaches that housing is a human right and providing housing is an obligatory form of tzedakah (charity). Our Housing Security Working Group, with partners in the Fair Budget Coalition, Reclaim Rent Control, and the Way Home Campaign work toward a DC where housing is equitable, accessible, and dignified.

The District’s history of intentionally discriminatory housing policies, redlining, racial covenants, and gentrification have segregated communities and made living in DC unaffordable for too many families, especially in Black and brown communities. The pandemic has magnified these inequities, and now thousands of DC residents are on the brink of homelessness.

In 2021, JUFJ and our partners won a historic tax increase on high-income earners that will help provide housing to thousands of unhoused residents. In 2022, we are working to hold elected officials accountable by advocating for protections for renters, increased funding for housing people experiencing homelessness, and expanding affordable housing.

Related Events

  • DC Housing Security Working Group December Meeting

    December 22 | 6:30 pm8:00 pm

    Care about affordable housing in DC? Want to be part of a committed group advocating for all DC residents to have secure housing? Join JUFJ’s Housing Security Working Group!

  • DC Politics Crash Course 101: DC Government

    January 6, 2022 | 8:00 pm9:30 pm

    Join us for a fast and furious session on the basics of politics in DC, from who our DC councilmembers are to how a bill becomes a law and how the DC budget works.

  • DC Politics Crash Course 201: DC Budget

    January 13, 2022 | 8:00 pm9:30 pm

    A budget is a moral document that reveals what our government really values. As budget season approaches, join us for a deeper dive into the budget process in DC and how JUFJ advocates for our values and priorities to be represented the District’s spending.

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