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Combating Rising Evictions in the District of Columbia with Housing Subsidies

With the eviction moratoriums long ended and federal resources to help struggling renters nearly expended, evictions are once again on the rise in the nation’s capital. Rental delinquency rates are increasing, too, even for tenants and properties with rental subsidies. And though the city’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program continues to support tenants with short-term relief, rent is just too high for many households in the District of Columbia.

How can local leaders, service providers, and housing advocates address these trends and better support DC tenants?

During this hybrid event, Urban–Greater DC researchers will share estimates from a new analysis on how much housing assistance is needed to support DC tenants with low incomes based on the types of assistance they need—be it a voucher, shallow housing subsidy, or emergency rental assistance. Additionally, a panel of experts working to help prevent evictions and displacement will discuss Urban’s findings and offer suggestions on how to stably house DC residents.

Please join us for this discussion to learn more about how different forms of housing assistance, properly funded, can ensure greater stability for tenants with low incomes and the properties that house them.



  • Elizabeth Burton, Research Analyst, Urban Institute
  • Kate Coventry, Deputy Director of Legislative Strategy, DC Fiscal Policy Institute
  • Mary K. Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Research Management and Program Development, Urban Institute
  • Leah Hendey, Principal Research Associate, Urban Institute
  • KellyAnn Kirkpatrick, Senior Product Manager, Grants and Partnership, Amazon Housing Equity Fund
  • Rebecca Lindhurst, Managing Attorney, Bread for the City
  • Daniel del Pielago, Housing Director, Empower DC
  • Marian Siegel, Executive Director, Housing Counseling Services, Inc.
  • Peter Tatian, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute


This event is available for in-person or virtual participation. Please be sure to register correctly. In-person check-in will begin at 1:00 p.m. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please email [email protected] if you require any accommodations or have any questions about this event.

Funding for this event is provided through a grant from the Amazon Housing Equity Fund. For more on Urban’s funding policies, go to

Date & Time Monday, June 17, 2024
500 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington , DC , 20024
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Check-in and refreshments begin at 1:00 p.m.

Urban Institute Speakers
  • Research Analyst
  • Senior Vice President, Research Management and Program Development
  • Principal Research Associate
    Codirector, National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership
  • Senior Fellow
    Research Director, Urban–Greater DC