Tenants on strike describe the financial, medical, and emotional toll of apartments in disrepair

Local tenants who have been withholding rent since December describe the myriad problems with their apartments, including mold, bedbugs, leaks and broken heaters.

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Tireless advocate for homeless women and children to be honored by Georgetown University at MLK Day event

On Jan. 20 Sandra Jackson was honored by Georgetown University as part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration, a free, ticketed musical tribute that featured Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan and the Let Freedom Ring Choir. Jackson is the executive director of House of Ruth and has had two decades of experience in social services management in the D.C. area.