D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown addresses Aiyi'nah Ford (left), the emcee for a group of community services organizations and homeless people, outside his office at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 10, 2012. About 200 people came down to the Wilson building to ask council members to allocate funding in the FY 2013 budget for things like affordable housing and homeless services. Brown said that he would commit to finding ways to get them some money, but he could not commit to a specific dollar amount. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown addresses Aiyi'nah Ford (left), the emcee for a group of community services organizations and homeless people, outside his office at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 10, 2012. About 200 people came down to the Wilson building to ask council members to allocate funding in the FY 2013 budget for things like affordable housing and homeless services. Brown said that he would commit to finding ways to get them some money, but he could not commit to a specific dollar amount. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)