Black working-class residents have been disproportionately affected by chronic unemployment, gentrification, displacement, and poor public health services. ONE DC is fighting to change this. Its flagship Black Workers & Wellness Center incubates worker cooperatives, advocates for labor-friendly policy reforms, and champions structural solutions to the city’s Black unemployment crisis. The Right to Income Committee fights for DC residents’ right to good work and stable income: through work-sharing programs and in collaboration with DC Mutual Aid, the goal during the pandemic was to see that people didn't lose their jobs. The Right to Housing Committee focuses on building a strong, city-wide, tenant organizing movement and combating displacement. Rent cancellation has been a key focus and remains the only solution for survival. Affordable housing, sustaining work, and wellness – all critical to a fair and healthy DC - must be available to all.

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Budget (FY2021)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for ONE DC is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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