Several years of worsening food stamp service lead to the second lawsuit in three years against the Department of Human Services. A new computer system has been identified as the culprit.
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The 11th Street Bridge Park project has created an “equitable development plan” to ensure that residents of Ward 8 are not pushed out by the new development. The leading idea to keep housing and rental costs down in the neighborhood is a community land trust, which creates a non-profit entity that owns the land, while residents can buy the structures on top with a subsidy.
Homeless service providers and private landlords work on coming together to combat the District’s housing crisis.
At a community meeting, Advisory Neighborhood Commission members discussed the program that places family homeless shelters in every ward, developers’ increasing aggressiveness, and city administration.
An obituary for Fred Anderson, one of the first vendors of Street Sense.
Cassandra Morgan began performing stand-up after escaping an abusive relationship and facing homelessness. Now she is part of a community of survivors that draw strength from each other, share their stories and help others avoid similar situations.
On September 20th, approximately 6,800 out-of-school and unemployed D.C. youth attended the Opportunity Fair & Forum. Special resources were provided for homeless and at-risk youth.
Residents of the Barry Farm public housing community have filed a class action lawsuit against the D.C. Housing Authority claiming discriminatory practices. The suit alleges… Read more »
Houston, Texas Residents living in the homeless encampment under House’s U.S. 59 overpass got some good news recently when they received a temporary restraining order… Read more »
On September 16, a hospice for homeless people with late stage HIV/AIDS called Joseph’s House held a drag show in Adams Morgan. Drag queens performed and community members gathered around to celebrate their community.
D.C. Legal Aid sues DHS after an updated computer program leads to delays in food stamp application processing. Local safety net programs see significant increase in requests for emergency food assistance.
Members of Congress, a country music artist, and the president and CEO of Make Room, Inc. held a Sept. 12 briefing on the rental housing crisis in America.
Residents of the Barry Farm public housing community have filed a class action lawsuit against the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA) for discriminatory housing practices. The… Read more »
D.C. street paper vendor Henrieese Roberts travels to Baltimore to learn what it feels like on the ground at a live-in demonstration outside of city hall. Fifty-five homeless people and their advocates created what they call Tent City as a testament to their need for public housing solutions.
Stephen A. Karnes, who ran the Fort Worth, TX street newspaper, The Journey has passed away. His wife shares here memories of him and carries on his work.
The D.C. chapter of Food Rescue US is using volunteer “food runners” to pick up fresh food from restaurants and grocers to deliver to hungry people — all coordinated through a smartphone app.
A breakfast program on Connecticut Avenue has been feeding 60-70 people every Tuesday-Saturday morning for nearly 30 years. While people are there for a meal, they are also offered clothing, health care, haircuts and art therapy. The warm and welcoming atmosphere is what makes this program noteworthy.
After its August recess, the Committee on Government Relations will review two bills that would help close the digital divide that has persisted in D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods.
New Endeavors by Women provides transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless women and families through its seven housing-based programs. For 29 years, NEW staff and services have helped over 3,000 women and 500 children work towards achieving or improving employment, education and housing.
Daima Lewis moved her family when her daughters were accepted to the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts. But she underestimated the housing market.