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, Green New Deal for DC, 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 July Meeting

    July 24 | 6:30 pm8:00 pm

    Jewish sacred texts recognize that having safe, stable housing is key to a healthy society. Join our Housing Security Working Group meeting on Zoom to discuss our current campaigns, and how we are working with our partners to ensure that everyone in DC has a safe, stable, affordable place to live.

  • DC Housing Security Working Group August Meeting

    August 28 | 6:30 pm8:00 pm

    Jewish sacred texts recognize that having safe, stable housing is key to a healthy society. Join our Housing Security Working Group meeting on Zoom to discuss our current campaigns, and how we are working with our partners to ensure that everyone in DC has a safe, stable, affordable place to live.

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