CHV Presents Original Research on the Dearth of Housing 

The urgency of action around increasing housing and care options for all of DC has been made clear by research of a cohort of Capitol Hill Village Community Members.  Mary Procter, Fran Hoffman, Elizabeth Cabot Nash and others have spent the last six months researching demographic data, the range of supportive housing options, workforce needs and costs of it all.  Their research has shined a light on a number of intersecting issues which, if not addressed, will prove prohibitive in terms of cost, work force and housing availability.

The team will be sharing its findings at a community meeting on February 8th from 10 am-Noon at NE Public Library 330 7th St NE.  The event is open to the public but you need to reserve a seat.

A key element of CHV’s advocacy program is to research housing for later stages of aging in and replicable models.  This presentation is based on preliminary research, although more is needed to make concrete assessments of needs, impediments and incentives to make a compelling argument to expand options. Topics to be covered include:

  • “Aging in Community” –the options, economic realities, some important areas needing CHV advocacy.
  • The projected Home Health Care Aide shortfall and steps needed to get policy makers attention on this critical issue.

Opportunities for You to Become Engaged – if not CHV, then who?

The team is seeking partners to:

  • Research living options and share them with the community.
  • Understanding existing policies and options and compare with national models
  • Attend and speak at community meetings
  • Attend City Council hearings; Senior Advisory Coalition Advocacy Day at the City Council
  • And bring your own ideas to the table to address the need for affordable supportive housing for seniors.

The event is free and open to the public, but attendees must register ahead of time by emailing or calling (202) 543 1778.