2nd Street Bridge encampment swept by city officials leaving homeless campers with nowhere to go.
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As I look back over my life and think things over, I can truly say that I am blessed. I am a living testimony.
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.
Senator Al Franken sat down with Street Sense vendor Ken Martin to discuss homelessness, gentrification and Bill Maher.
Michael W. Palmer, a former military police officer and department of corrections employee in the state of Virginia, , never thought he’d become a pastor…. Read more »
In July 2015, Street Sense reported that the D.C. Council was supporting a plan that would let the developers radically reduce the greenery of McMillan Park and replace it with commercial building. Friends of McMillan Park opposed the development plan and sued to overturn the D.C. Zoning Commission’s approval. In December 2016, the Court of Appeals agreed with FOMP. The land is still fenced off and unused. None of the parties has given up.
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.
Ashley Clarke speaks about the development details about Ivy City and how the residents in the area are.
Mayor Bowser and Obama administration officials spoke at the opening of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, which provides housing to homeless veterans in D.C. and includes other affordable units for low-income tenants.
The CCNV is the largest homeless shelter in D.C., but it is also full of dark secrets. Residents speak out about what’s broken in the D.C. housing system and what needs to be fixed.
On Sept. 22 at a community meeting at Bethesda Baptist Church in Northeast, two land developers and the non-profit agency Empower DC presented proposals to D.C.’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development about how to develop the historic and currently vacant Crummell School.
The D.C. City Council discusses what parts of the District are considered “food deserts” and how to bring grocery store access to these areas.
The United Way of the National Capitol Area is preparing for its second annual Project Homeless Connect on October 19. The resource fair will connect homeless Washingtonian with free on-site access to medical care, employment services, housing information and more.
Residents fearing displacement are joining Community Land Trusts to maintain control over the price of their homes.
Gearin’ Up is a bike shop in Northeast that teaches the youth volunteers skills to help them join the workforce.
Community members in Ivy City get involved with proposals about what to do with specific neighborhood spaces like Crummell School.
Residents of Museum Square Apartments rallied with affordable housing advocates to save their homes from Bush Companies, which owns the apartment building and wants to replace it with luxury apartments.
Play written by Street Sense vendor and artist, Ivory Wilson.
Rose Jaffe portrays residents and staffers of the historic Community for Creative Nonviolence in a new mural outside the shelter.