Councilmember Robert White Statement on Mayor’s FY2025 Budget Proposal

As we gather for this critical budget hearing, I want to begin by acknowledging the concerns that are weighing heavily on the minds of our residents. As we sit here in this chamber, there are families across our city facing tough decisions at their kitchen tables—decisions about how to pay rent, worries about their kids’ […]

Councilmember Robert White’s 2025 Budget Letter to Mayor Muriel Bowser

March 13, 2024 The Honorable Muriel BowserMayor of the District of ColumbiaJohn A. Wilson Building1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20004 Dear Mayor Bowser: This year, we face the incredible challenge of both responding to residents’ basic needs and preparing a balanced, fiscally responsible budget. The pandemic forever changed the District. Remote work is here to […]

Councilmember Robert White Statement on Mayor Refusing to Give Snap A Raise

The Mayor refusing to increase the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as required by law, which she signed, is the latest in a series of decisions that harm low-income Washingtonians. About 140,000 residents who depend on SNAP to put food on the table —neighbors making tough choices about who in the house will or will […]

An HPAP Update for Potential Homebuyers

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 growth. In June, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced HPAP had run […]

Councilmember Robert White Statement on the Israel-Gaza Conflict

My heart aches for the people in DC and around the world watching in horror as the violence continues in Israel and Gaza. I denounce Hamas’s violent, evil, attack and the escalation of the already dire humanitarian crisis in Palestine. So many of our residents who have family, friends, and other connections to this region […]

CM Robert White Comment on DCHA Trash Collection Contract Malfeasance Allegations

Since taking over the Council’s Committee on Housing, I have sounded the alarm about a culture of unethical behavior and a systemic lack of accountability at the DC Housing Authority (DCHA). The recent media coverage of a DCHA trash collection contract allegedly steered to a particular vendor is one of many concerning allegations that have […]

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