Many cities and states have passed laws increasing their minimum wage well above the federal level of $7.25 an hour. But now, some state legislatures… Read more »
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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.
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.
Street Sense can be used as a tool to help homeless people in every state. The paper can help the public to see us as people. People who want to work, not to beg.
Programs through local YMCAs and YWCSs would offer stability to the homeless community as people look for jobs, Street Sense vendor Gwynette Smith writes.
Senator Al Franken sat down with Street Sense vendor Ken Martin to discuss homelessness, gentrification and Bill Maher.
A vendor faces discrimination and problems when trying to make a positive impact by selling Street Sense.
Does better financing help on a better local level? Find out in this opinion piece.
The jobs immigrants have are undocumented and they are paid below minimum wage.
New Workforce Readiness Program helping to find solutions for family homelessness and home insecurity.
Reginald Black Talks about the many situations that the service center serve.
I know what Street Sense has done for me. I can still remember the times I was sleeping in bus stops. Riding the trains until… Read more »
Meridian Hill Pictures’ documentary “City of Trees” portrays how Washington Parks and People’s Green Corps training program sought to offer employment training to jobless D.C. residents, despite financial struggles, at the height of the recent economic recession.
After intolerable time spent in prison, ex-offenders returning to society face difficulties finding housing and employment. Jubilee Jobs, D.C non-profit, helps low-income D.C. residents find housing and connects employers to returning citizens, many of whom were imprisoned due to misdemeanors like minor drug possession.
Columnist Arthur Johnson addresses wage theft, who is vulnerable to it and District government’s response: The Wage Theft Amendment Act.
Mayor Muriel Bowser presented her fiscal year 2018 budget to the District’s Council April 4. Focusing on public education, affordable housing and relief for District taxpayers, government officials and advocacy groups alike have questioned all D.C. residents’ ability to share in the city’s “inclusive prosperity” under the proposal.
Ms.Smith hadn’t been selling the paper due to a new temporary job. But, now she’s back and excited to see her customers.
D.C.’s Committee on Labor & Workforce Development held a performance oversight hearing on March 15 where public and government witnesses testified on the work of D.C.’s Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, the Workforce Investment Council and the Department of Employment Services. Much of the dialogue centered on the District’s implementation of the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act, a 2014 federal law that aims to help job seekers and employers find each other efficiently.
Street Sense vendor Jeff McNeil shares his thoughts on raising the minimum wage and how it may be harmful to the poor.
Eviction companies are still illegally paying the homeless below minimum wages to put out other people on the street. Street Sense editor reported his first hand experience on an eviction truck. Reprinted with permission from Washington CityPaper.