D.C. government evicted an encampment under the 2nd Street bridge in northwest Washington on June 20. This cleanup was followed by a second, informal eviction at a new encampment made up of many of the recently displaced tenants.
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Senator Al Franken sat down with Street Sense vendor Ken Martin to discuss homelessness, gentrification and Bill Maher.
Ever since the city announced its plan to close the D.C. General family shelter and transfer its residents to new facilities in seven of the… Read more »
A look into the struggle between the preservation and the development of McMillan park.
Residents of Brookland Manor are in a battle against developers. They fear that plans for new apartments will push out large families and low-income residents.
Feature interview with legendary journalist Gay Talese, best known for defining the style of literary journalism. Talese touches on what the growing number of people experiencing homelessness says about our society, his endeavors to help panhandlers modernize their signs, and how he came to know his neighbors on the street in East Manhattan.
A social worker explains struggles homeless individuals face when seeking employment.
Panelists from D.C. working in law, government and outreach deliberate the UN’s declaration of the “universal human right to housing.”
Residents of four Congress Heights apartment buildings resolve to stay despite redevelopment plan.
A Street Sense vendor reflects on the segregated nature of poverty and the manner in which homelessness has been and continues to be an issue affected by housing and racial divide.
The appeals court listened to concerns of displacement and disadvantage for the impoverished as a result of the rezoning of Barry Farm.
Empower D.C. hosted an environmental brunch on Sept. 17 where activists and Southwest D.C. residents met to discuss the challenges facing Buzzard Point. Among these issues were fears about the environmental impact of redevelopment in the area and displacement. A new D.C. United Stadium is to be built in the Buzzard Point neighborhood.
An appeal brought against the District government by a group of 42 homeless men who were evicted from the La Casa low-barrier shelter in 2010, has been summarily dismissed on all counts by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Residents fearing displacement are joining Community Land Trusts to maintain control over the price of their homes.
The site of a new family shelter in Ward 5 will almost certainly be at 1700 Rhode Island Avenue N.E., the councilman who represents those… Read more »
I believed Barack Obama, as our first black president, would be a net positive for the black community. However I became dismayed when I… Read more »
This year’s annual Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture raised many points about gentrification and its effect on the availability of affordable housing.
Eleven million families are struggling to pay their rent nationwide, according to a new report published by the Make Room campaign. The coalition of policymakers,… Read more »
The revival of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Southeast has become emblematic of D.C.’s physical and economic transformation.
Black culture in the District of Columbia has faced issues such as police violence, displacement and high unemployment for years. This January, the United Nations… Read more »