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AARP DC Volunteers Help Secure Budget Wins

DC-Advocacy and Elections013

AARP DC’s volunteer advocacy team helped prevent cuts to two programs that had been on the chopping block in the recently passed fiscal 2024 city budget.

Among the programs the mayor had slated for budgetary rollbacks:

  • The Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which provides eligible low-income residents with financial help to avoid eviction and to pay security deposits.
  • The Grandparent Caregiver Program, which provides financial aid to eligible residents who are raising grandchildren, great-grandchildren or grand- nieces and grandnephews.

The D.C. Senior iPad program, which provides eligible older adults with refurbished iPads, was also funded at the level AARP DC had pushed for.

Volunteers pressed District Council members to leave funding for those programs intact in next year’s budget, which the D.C. Council approved in May.

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