According to the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, The District of Columbia’s poverty rate is far above the national average and has remained high even in periods of strong economic growth.  Some 133,000 residents—nearly one-quarter of the population—are low income, which in 2006-2007 corresponded to an income at or below $24,475 a year for a family of three.  DC’s low-income population is so large that it would overflow RFK Stadium and the Nationals’ Ballpark combined.  To read more: DC Fiscal Policy Institute Report 2010.


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The DC Bar Pro Bono Program, the DC Access to Justice Commission and the Washington Council of Lawyers invite you to kick off National Pro Bono Week in Washington, DC at the Opening Reception and Pro Bono Fair.

For more info, click here.

City of Washington and the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area invite you to attend D.C. Financial Planning Day on Saturday, October 23 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus, where you’ll be able to meet one-on-one with dozens of professional financial planners to discuss your personal finance questions, concerns and interests. 

The advice will be provided on a pro bono basis by experts from the Financial Planning Association® and highly qualified CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professionals. There are no strings attached – volunteering planners will not pass out business cards, marketing materials or sell products or services. 

For more information, or to register (walk-ins welcome):


MetroAccess fares will be based on the distance and time of day that a customer travels. The MetroAccess fare will be twice the amount of what the fare would cost on the fastest comparable trip if the same trip were taken on fixed-route services such as Metrobus or Metrorail, up to a maximum fare of $7. All grandfathered trips outside the ADA service area will be charged the maximum fare.   To read more click here.

Family Caregivers Forum 
Saturday, November 13, 2010
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

More info: Caregivers Forum 2010

Designated by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care(Consumer Voice), Residents’ Rights Week highlights residents living in all long-term care settings.

New to Residents’ Rights Week?  Read about its history:

The History of Residents’ Rights Week.