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DC proposes using internet sales tax to help the homeless

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It is estimated that over 6,800 people are homeless in the District. Some are living on the street, and others are in emergency shelters.

DC Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced legislation this week to use money generated through a proposed internet sales tax to help eradicate homelessness in the District within 10 years.

If Congress approves the internet sales tax, DC could take in as much as 50 million dollars a year.

Under Cheh's plan which is supported by many other councilmembers, that money will then be used to find needed housing for those who are homeless in the District.


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