Statement: More Affordable Housing and Resident Input When City Gives Developers Public Properties – Why I Re-Introduced the Common Ground Act
Responding to the District’s affordable housing crisis and displacement of longtime Washingtonians, this week I was proud to introduce the Common Ground Amendment Act of 2023. This bill significantly reforms what the city does with public land it no longer uses.
Statement: Councilmember Robert White on the Council’s Vote to Override the Mayor’s Veto of the Revised Criminal Code
Today, I joined with Council colleagues and voted to overturn the Mayor’s veto of the revised criminal code because I do not believe that throwing it out keeps us safe. Like most District residents, I am alarmed by the shootings
Councilmember Robert White Statement on DHS Ending Pandemic Emergency Program for Medically Vulnerable People
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced that it will phase out the Pandemic Emergency Program for Medically Vulnerable Individuals (PEP-V) in part due to the lapse of federal government funding to support the program. In this transition, we
Statement: Councilmember Robert White Supports Achieving Mayor’s Goal of 15,000 New Downtown Residents in Five Years, With a Focus on Equity
As a longtime champion of converting unused downtown office space to affordable housing, and as the new chair of the Housing Committee, I laud Mayor Bowser’s goal of housing 15,000 residents downtown over the next five years. The District is