Councilmember Robert White is an At-Large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia. A proud native Washingtonian, Robert works each day to build a city that is diverse, compassionate, and inclusive so all residents have an opportunity to thrive.
His legislative agenda focuses on providing all of our city’s residents full access to the foundations of economic progress—education, affordable housing, and jobs—and to the foundations of democracy—voting rights and equal treatment under the law.
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In his role on the Council, Robert brings a strong commitment to equity and social justice to public service, working to ensure that all Washingtonians get an opportunity to thrive. His legislative agenda focuses on providing citizens access to the foundations of economic progress—education, affordable housing, and jobs—and to the foundations of democracy—voting rights and equal treatment under the law.
Many first-time homebuyers rely on programs like the Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP) to make their homeownership dreams possible. HPAP prioritizes people who are elderly, disabled, displaced, or with lower incomes with a goal of supporting economic mobility and financial
Councilmember Robert White statement on Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Reprogramming Disapproval Resolution
Residents need emergency rental assistance in a big way right now. Last fiscal year the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) blew through all of its funding–$43 million–in just five months. This fiscal year, when the ERAP portal opened in October,
Councilmembers Allen and White Introduce Legislation to Ensure Safe School Environments for Students with Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Today, At-Large Councilmember Robert White and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen are introducing legislation to ensure that DC students with epilepsy and other seizure disorders are guaranteed safe and supportive learning environments and have access to necessary care and medication
WASHINGTON, DC (October 5, 2023) – In response to the crisis of violence District residents are experiencing, today Councilmember Robert White introduced the Whole Government Response to Crime Act of 2023. This crime response bill is the first in a