Day-to-day operations look different now in many of the District’s health care providers that serve low-income and homeless residents. Whitman-Walker Health, Community of Hope, Unity Health Care, and La Clínica del Pueblo are re-orienting care to virtual platforms and instituting protocols for personal protective equipment to keep both patients and providers safe.
Artist and vendor Joshua Faison explores history and religion in this essay.
DHS Director Laura Zeilinger confirmed that five shelter residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and are being treated either in quarantine or in a hospital. Individuals in quarantine are being housed in one of three local hotels.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides for stimulus payments to every adult and every child with a valid Social Security number. The legislation is more inclusive than previous recession relief packages but experts say D.C.’s most vulnerable residents are still the farthest away from receiving help.
More than 20 District restaurants, agencies, and organizations are providing free meals to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
Street Sense Media’s CEO announces the temporary suspension of print publication of Street Sense and calls for support and donations for homeless vendors.
The text-message based notification service is maintaining guide to service providers that are staying open while D.C. deals with the coronavirus.
D.C. resident Anthony White speaks from personal experience to advocate for mental health care reform in his response to Street Sense Media CEO Brian Carome’s piece “What we can learn from Alice Carter’s death.”
From Facebook groups to restaurants, people across the District are finding ways to help out their fellow community members amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Angela Pounds-Bennett, a Street Sense vendor and artist died on the morning of New Year’s Day. Her husband Fred Bennett and mother Gwen Pleasant survive her.
With the coronavirus pandemic impacting people across the country, here these are five myths and the truth about them.
Street Sense Media’s CEO calls community members to support their vulnerable neighbors during COVID-19 precautions. For his organization, customers can pay vendors through its mobile app.
As the District copes with the spread of COVID-19, more than a dozen organizations that provide essential services to the homeless said they will stay open.
Advocates with Miriam’s Kitchen and The Way Home campaign ask what a state of emergency looks like for people already in crisis.
Calvary Women’s Services in Anacostia, a transitional housing program for homeless women, received a one-day makeover in March. The Mission Continues — a nonprofit empowering female veterans to continue their service — brought 68 women to the facility to help with the revamp.
As part of the District of Columbia’s strategic plan to reduce homelessness, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for The Aya in Ward 6 on Feb. 21. It is the fifth of seven short-term family housing facilities.
The pilot program began in January and was originally set to end in mid-March, WAMU reported.
Two bills addressing housing discrimination received a hearing on Feb. 20. In response, critics voiced their concerns regarding the enforcement of this legislation and whether they are adequate enough to fully address this deep-rooted systemic issue.
A D.C. landlord was arrested for contempt of court amidst litigation over allegations that he neglected to keep his properties up to code.
Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau rallied alongside about 150 tenants and supporters at a Columbia Heights apartment building and vowed to pursue legislative initiatives to expand the city’s rent control law. The rally was organized by Reclaim Rent Control, a campaign supported by 45 local union and non-profits which aims to improve conditions in rent-controlled apartments.