Monday, April 1, 2024

New schedule for FY 25 Budget Hearing

You may have noticed that the mayor’s FY 2025 budget was delayed – it’s now expected to reach the DC council on April 3 – see DC council schedule for FY25 budget.  This means that the budget hearings have likewise been delayed, and the hearing for DDS, ODR AND MODDHH (always check terms and organizations for unfamiliar terms) is now going to take place on May 2 – here is the link for this all-virtual hearing:  May 2 hearing.  As of yet, the link doesn’t allow you to sign up to testify, but for now you can contact Sebastian Weinmann at to let him know.  [Note (April 2):  You can now register to testify on May 2 at the link above.] It’s going to be a tight budget year, but we are hoping to be able to count on the promised cost-of-living increase (COLA) for the personal needs allowance, and possibly also a COLA for the rent cap for people getting residential supports from DDA.

Also, as we close the book on Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM), here is a photo of the program from last week’s DDAM awards ceremony, and one of DD council’s Kevin Wright emceeing the event: