Debbie Cenziper
Reporter

Debbie Cenziper joined The Washington Post’s Investigative staff after working at the Miami Herald for more than five years. She received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for her year-long investigation of housing corruption in Miami, which led to the convictions of several developers and to a federal takeover of the county housing agency. In 2006, Debbie was named a Pulitzer finalist in explanatory reporting for her series exposing breakdowns in the nation’s hurricane-warning system.

At The Post, she has reported on local nonprofit groups that failed to provide services for people with AIDS and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's troubled housing-construction program for the poor, which led to changes in federal law. “Forced Out,” exposing dangerous conditions in the District's rent-controlled apartments, was awarded Harvard University’s 2009 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Debbie grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Florida in 1992.

Latest by Debbie Cenziper

Bill would protect D.C. homeowners from tax lien investors

Bill would protect D.C. homeowners from tax lien investors

D.C. leaders propose some of the strongest protections in the nation for homeowners facing tax sales.

Mysterious company buys tax liens ‘like a machine’

Mysterious company buys tax liens ‘like a machine’

Aeon, which uses mail drops and lists no owners, has threatened families from D.C. to Ohio with foreclosure.

D.C. tax office uses mailing addresses riddled with errors

D.C. tax office uses mailing addresses riddled with errors

Agency’s flawed mailing data send tax bills and notices astray, keeping delinquent owners in the dark.

Lawsuit challenges District’s tax-lien program

Lawsuit challenges District’s tax-lien program

The case, filed in the name of an elderly veteran evicted over a $134 bill, seeks to block foreclosure path.