Tenants are fleeing a D.C. high rise as the city's progressive housing policy has led to panhandling, marijuana smoking, and at least one overdose death in the past year.
Sedgewick Gardens is an historic landmark in a high-priced neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C....
D.C. gummint is very, very, enlightened, you see.
....The pushing of formerly homeless people into housing prior to access to drug treatment or psychological care is part of the "housing first" approach to homelessness assistance, which argues that housing is itself a kind of care, and so people should always be provided with housing as soon as possible.Not cheap, either!
Motivated by this philosophy, in late 2016 the D.C. Housing Authority substantially increased the payout level of the housing vouchers it makes available to low-income residents. Under the vouchers, residents pay 30 percent of their income towards rent, while the city pays the rent. In 2016, the maximum rent subsidy was raised to 175 percent of fair market rent, raising the subsidy for a one-bedroom apartment to $2,648 per month.....
Next: homeless, illegal-alien, "refugees"! Give the lefties exactly what they want, good and hard.