Councilmember McDuffie’s FY21 Budget Victories for Entrepreneurs and Workers Come to Fruition

Councilmember McDuffie’s FY21 Budget Victories for Entrepreneurs and Workers Come to Fruition

Press Release
For Release: Friday May 7, 2021 Contact: Malcom Fox, 202-227-1701, mfox@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Councilmember McDuffie secured funding for two key initiatives in the FY21 budget that DMPED moved forward today. First, the District has announced the initiation of the Disparity Study to understand the disparities in contracting in D.C. and to serve as the legal predicate for establishing a Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) program. Second, the Equity Impact Fund Grant Program will start accepting applications to connect businesses with access to capital who would otherwise struggle to get it. “I secured funding for these two programs because women and minority entrepreneurs deserve fair and meaningful opportunities to share in the District’s prosperity,” said Councilmember McDuffie. “For too long, diverse business owners have struggled to obtain procurement opportunities…
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McDuffie’s Statement on the Report Assessing Large Housing Unit Needs in DC

McDuffie’s Statement on the Report Assessing Large Housing Unit Needs in DC

Statement
Councilmember McDuffie's Statement on the Report Assessing Large Housing Unit Needs in DC The report, An Assessment of the Need for Large Units in the District of Columbia, was included in the fiscal year 2018 budget by Councilmember McDuffie Washington, D.C. -- Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair of the Council Committee on Business and Economic Development, has released the following statement following the release of An Assessment of the Need for Large Units in the District of Columbia: "There has been a growing concern about the lack of affordable housing for larger families in DC, which is why I prioritized funding this study – so we have the data to make informed policy decisions. I thank Mayor Bowser, the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development, CNHED and the Urban Institute for…
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