The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Housing

Housing

General

▶Agencies

Housing and Urban Development Dept. (HUD), Housing Office, 451 7th St. S.W., #9100, 20410; (202) 708-2601. Fax, (202) 708-1403. Janet Golnick, Assistant Secretary. TTY, (202) 708-1455.

Web, www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing

Administers housing programs, including the production, financing, and management of housing; directs preservation and rehabilitation of the housing stock; manages regulatory programs.

▶Congress

For a listing of relevant congressional committees and subcommittees, please see page 440 or the Appendix.

▶Nongovernmental

Habitat for Humanity International, Government Relations and Advocacy, 1310 L St. N.W, #350, 20005; (202) 718-4824. Jonathan Reckford, Chief Executive Officer; Chris Vincent, Vice President of Advocacy and Government Relations.

General email, advocacy@habitat.org

Web, www.habitat.org/about/advocacy

Christian ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing. Helps people attain housing through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs, and increased access to improved shelter through programs. Offers housing support services that ...

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