Councilmember Robert White Statement on DCHA Director Brenda Donald’s Resignation

For immediate release: I am grateful to Brenda Donald for her work at the DC Housing Authority. The selection of an interim director and permanent director is very critical to the future success of the agency. Given the numerous recent investigations and suspensions at DCHA, I encourage the Stabilization and Reform Board to select an […]

Councilmember Robert White Secures Budget Funding to Tackle Crime and Homelessness with Free Master’s in Social Work Program

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, DC (May 3, 2023) – Last week, the Committee on Housing approved a proposed budget for FY2024 that funds the Pathways to Behavioral Health Degrees Act. Councilmember Robert White introduced this legislation to expand the local pipeline of behavioral health professionals in response to the extensively reported shortage in case workers needed […]

Councilmember Robert White Introduces bill to Increase Number of Social Workers of Color and Fill Gaps in Social Worker Pipeline

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, DC (April 20, 2023) – Today Councilmember Robert White introduced the Social Work License Modernization Amendment Act of 2023 to tackle the District’s social worker shortage and remove unnecessary barriers to licensure. This bill would end the exam requirement for Licensed Social Work Associates and Licensed Graduate Social Workers and create […]

As DC Council designates April as Financial Literacy Month, Councilmember Robert White Introduces Bill to Provide Financial Literacy Program for DCPS 11th and 12th Graders

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, DC (April 12, 2023) – Today Councilmember Robert White introduced the Financial Literacy Education in Schools Amendment Act of 2023, which would create a financial literacy program for DC Public Schools (DCPS) high school students. This bill requires DCPS to develop a financial literacy course as an elective for DCPS 11th […]