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CHGM Co-Sponsors Ward 6 Candidate Forum

Capitol Hill Group Ministry was excited to partner with the Eastern Metro Community Association and Capitol Hill Public School Parents Organization to sponsor a Ward 6 Candidates Forum on February 20th. Community members gathered at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church to hear from council candidates, Charles Allen, Darrel Thompson, and Pranav Badhwar about their plans for Ward 6 and the District of Columbia.

Former DC Council Member, Kathy Patterson, moderated a lively discussion about the candidates’ plans and opinions on topics, including healthcare, local development projects, and public and charter schools. CHGM Executive Director, Karen Cunningham, asked the candidates to explain what they would do to address the city’s family homelessness crisis. While their answers varied, it was clear that all three candidates were aware of the crisis and the urgent need to find solutions, including those that would lead to more affordable housing for low-income residents.

The Democratic Primary Election will be held on April 1st. We encourage you to review the candidates’ positions on addressing homelessness before heading to the polls. CHGM will look forward to working with whomever is elected to provide support to our homeless neighbors and implement policies that will ultimately eliminate homelessness in the city altogether.