Michael StoopsAt a July 11 meeting of the D.C. Council, At-Large Councilmember David Grosso introduced the Michael A. Stoops Anti-DiscriminationAmendment Act of 2017. If passed, the amendment would add homelessness as a protected class to the Human Rights Act of 1977 which is enforced by the D.C. Office of Human Rights. The Stoops amendment would […]

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The People for Fairness Coalition is celebrating, who would have imagined, 9 Years! Over the last 9 years PFFC has been synonymous with working to ending homelessness through: Advocacy, Outreach and Peer Mentorship. We’ve hosted many events that have helped us reach and surpassed our goals to increase the awareness of how important affordable housing […]

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Michael Stoops — a role model, inspiration, and hero to so many of us — passed away on Monday, May 1. In June of 2015 Michael suffered a stroke that he never recovered from; his body finally succumbed to the many complications resulting from the stroke. For those of us at PFFC, Michael has been […]

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PFC advocates, Housing is a Human RightJoin us at the Church of the Epiphany (1317 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005) at 6:30 pm for PFFC’s and FACE’s second Universal Right to Housing Town Hall. The town hall is called Meet the Builder: How Do we build Housing that is Universally Available? The audience of […]

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The PFFC Downtown DC Public Restroom Initiative has identified three options for having clean, safe, available public restrooms in needed areas of downtown DC. One is the Portland Loo, manufactured in Portland, Oregon. The city of Portland installed 7 Portland Loos between 2004 and 2008 in its downtown areas.  Since then 12 other cities in […]

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The highlight for the month of April was the introduction by Council Members Nadeau, Grosso, Silverman, and White of the Public Restroom Facilities Installation & Promotion Act of 2017, Bill 22-0223. This bill, which replaces the Bill she introduced in January, directs relevant DC government agencies to “coordinate installation of at least 10 public restroom […]

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On Tuesday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 21, 2016, PFFC held it’s fourth annual vigil to remember over 50 people who died on the streets in Washington DC during 2016. An important theme was how needless many of these deaths were; had they received vouchers for housing in time they may not have passed away. […]

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On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 DC Council Member Brianne Nadeau introduced the Public Restroom Facilities Installation and Promotion Act, Bill 22-223 This bill replaces B22-61 — the Public Restroom Facilities Task Force Act of 2017 — introduced in January. The objective of BS22-223 is: “To establish a working group consisting of DC Water, the Department […]

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PFC advocates, Housing is a Human Right Is housing a universal human right? What would that look like in the District and the Nation? Join People for Fairness Coalition (PFFC) and FACE Group at Street Sense, a team of DC homeless and formerly homeless advocates, for a right-to-housing-town-hall style event. The audience of housed and […]

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