March 26, 2009

Grok the Budget: Attend a Community Forum to discuss

Earlier this week, in "Grokking the Budget," we mentioned a couple of ways that laypeople can go about wrapping their head around the DC budget. With hearings underway, now is the time to get your learn on!

Here are a couple of events with particular focus on disability services and housing, respectively:

What’s in the Proposed 2010 Budget for the DC Department on Disability Services?

WHEN: Monday, March 30, 2009, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

WHERE: Room A-5, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW. By Metro, between Gallery Place and Metro Center

RSVP / QUESTIONS: RSVP preferred, but not required. Please RSVP and send any advance questions for Director Heumann to or 202-636-2963 by 12 noon on Monday, March 30th.

This is a chance to learn more about how Mayor Fenty’s proposed FY 2010 budget affects the Department on Disability Services (DDS). Because time is limited, please send in questions in advance if at all possible by 12 noon on Monday, March 30th to or 202-636-2963.

Also, next week:

What’s in it for Kids: A Community Briefing on the Proposed FY2010 CFSA Budget

WHEN: Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
WHERE: 441-4th Street, NW, Room 1114, Washington, DC

Registration will begin at 2:15pm

Presentation by Dr. Roque Gerald, Interim Director, Child and Family Services Agency

This is your opportunity to ask questions about how the Mayor’s budget is going to affect CFSA programs and services. Please forward questions for Dr. Gerald to by COB, Friday, March 27th.

Sponsored and Facilitated by DC Action for Children. Location information will be sent as soon as confirmed. Please register here.

Educational budget briefing sponsored by the Affordable Housing Alliance and the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development

WHEN: April 2nd, from 2-430pm

WHERE: True Reformer Building at 1200 U Street

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute will be in the house, giving an overview of the entire budget, and representatives from DC's housing agencies will be on hand to discuss the budget's housing-specific aspects. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Bettina Myers.

Any others? Put 'em on our radar, please!

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