Solar energy projects are sweeping the region, from rooftop and community solar panels to large-scale farms. We'll talk about community solar programs, bigger solar projects and how these intersect with state legislation.
More than 12,000 households in D.C. — and two million nationwide — depend on federal subsidies to help them make rent in our expensive urban neighborhoods. But the subsidy voucher system has long come under fire for both keeping poor tenants stuck in low-income neighborhoods and padding the pockets of landlords. Under a new rule proposed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development however, subsidy rates could change to more accurately reflect cost of housing by zip code, rather than by metro area. We explore how changing rent subsidies could impact upward mobility for families, and what it means for tenants and property owners in our region.
- Adrianne Todman Executive Director, D.C. Housing Authority
- Eva Rosen Postdoctoral Fellow, Poverty and Inequality Research Lab, Johns Hopkins University
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