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Community Listening Project


Community Listening Project

The purpose of the project was to learn from low-income DC residents about the challenges they face and the barriers that prevent them from overcoming poverty. The name of this effort, the “Community Listening Project,” says it all. Listen we did: to the 590 individuals who agreed to take our survey and to the 130 people who participated in focus groups. Furthermore, more than 80 low-income community members played a role in the creation, revision, or administration of the survey. We listened to each of these people, and this report documents what we heard.

If your browser is having issues displaying the report, you can view the report directly or download it to your computer by clicking here.


Media Coverage:

Washington Post- Being Poor in Washington Means Worrying about Housing, Survey Finds

Washington Post- Will the District’s budget recognize the struggles of low-income residents?

DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers - New Report Provides Insights into Low-Income D.C. Residents




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