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.
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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.
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.
Wisconsin man Dennis Schulze brings a personal touch to his fundraising efforts for police and military. After spending a month traveling from Delaware to the White House by wheelchair, Schulze finds himself so touched by the stories in Franklin Park that he spends a week sleeping there.
Justice and Witness Ministries protests for Medicaid at the Hart Senate Office Building.
2nd Street Bridge encampment swept by city officials leaving homeless campers with nowhere to go.
The D.C. Interagency Council on Homelessness is looking to expand its voting body through adding business and philanthropic organizations, allowing them to make policy decisions affecting the D.C.’s homeless community. This was proposed in the Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017, and if passed would embrace new voices, ideas, and funding to end homelessness.
Private landlords are meeting up to join with the D.C. Government to house homeless people. They are finding ways to help house DC’s 7,473 homeless population using vouchers along with other tactics.
FY 2018 budget does not identify funding for Incarceration to Incorporation Entrepreneurship Program Act of 2016 despite being unanimously passed as a law in 2016. Current D.C. employment and entrepreneurship services for returning citizens cannot provide for the amount of people released from the Department of Corrections, and do not focus on creating education partnerships to facilitate reintegration into society for retuning citizens.
Schools like Tubman Elementary have found innovative ways to get kids to come to school, but with a recent investigation casting doubt on district attendance data, some education advocates are calling for changes to DCPS attendance policies.
The GOP’s recent health care plans to replace the Affordable Care Act included major cuts to Medicaid spending, which could eventually cost the District $1 billion per year, officials say.
A D.C.-based startup Urgent Wellness aims to put medical centers in homeless shelters and housing projects to provide care for vulnerable populations.
When The Overlook at Oxon Run opened in 2010, providing affordable housing to young families and seniors like Florestine Jones, it came with an added… Read more »