WIN Annual Reports April 2019 Midyear Report - Page 6
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WAS H I N G T O N I N T E RF AI T H N E T WO RK
WIN is celebrating two grand openings of
affordable housing developments that we have
been organizing around for years. WIN leaders
Rufaro Jenkins and Cynthia Eaglin worked
hard to push for the rebuilding of Parkway
Overlook, and the grand opening took place
April '19. Emory UMC built The Beacon Center,
99 units of affordable housing, on church land.
WIN supported Emory in getting the site
through zoning, and the grand opening took
place March '19.
In spring 2018, an agreement for $500
million/year in dedicated funding for WMATA
passed in DC, MD, VA. This historic victory
provides WMATA with dedicated funding for
the first time ever. WIN & Metro IAF’s actions
and organizing efforts were critical to helping
demonstrate there was citizen support for this
investment. Citizens of DC invested in
WMATA by pushing for this agreement, and
now we want WMATA to invest in the people.
We aim to push WMATA to re-establish
training programs and pass an affordable
housing policy on their land.
WIN held an action with Councilmember
Nadaeu in April 2018 with over 300 leaders
calling for $2.5 million dedicated to immigrant
legal services funding. WIN also turned out
over 120 leaders to meet with DC Attorney
General Racine, who committed his support.
After speaking out at the Mayor's budget
engagement forums, WIN is celebrating the
$2.5 million victory for immigrants' legal
services included in DC's 2020 budget.