Those who lost loved ones during the pandemic wrote their names on the memorial wall in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The Poor People’s Campaign handed out electric candles to the crowd, who placed them in front of the wall.
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The Emergency Response and Shelter Operations Committee of the Interagency Council on Homelessness revealed there had been an error in the number reported of unhoused individuals whose main cause of death was hypothermia in 2021.
Long-term residential care facilities suffered immense staffing shortages throughout the global coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
The 2022 Point in Time (PIT) count results from 9 participating jurisdictions across the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia were revealed at this month’s Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments meeting on May 11. A decrease across all subgroups of the region’s homeless population was reported.
About 40 people gathered in downtown D.C. on May 19 to take part in an overnight event to raise awareness of the growing plight of young people experiencing homelessness.
Thrive DC held a panel with three returning citizens to learn more about their journey to re-entering society after incarceration.
On April 21, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced in the front-entrance parking lot of D.C. Housing Authority headquarters the results of the District’s 2022 point in… Read more »
Councilmember Janeese Lewis George introduced two pieces of legislation modeled after the Green New Deal Tuesday.
At a nearly nine-hour-long work session held on July 8, councilmembers deliberated over the mayor’s proposed budget, recommending a variety of changes intended to help bolster programs they feel are most needed.
DC government conducted a cleanup at the encampments along L and M St. NE on Dec. 8. Advocates helped residents move their belongings and collect trash.
In addition to the $250,000 fine, Evolve, LLC, will have to implement anti-discrimination training for its employees and cease all advertising that indicates voucher recipients are ineligible.
The former landlord of Forest Ridge and The Vistas, two apartment buildings in Ward 8, has agreed to pay current and former tenants $1.9 million in restitution payments to compensate them for uninhabitable living conditions.
At least 14 homeless service providers received loans from the federal program for small businesses, which went towards covering payroll costs to retain employees and maintain critical services for the District’s most vulnerable residents.
Amid the sight of looting and destruction in the wake of George Floyd’s death, vendor and artist Marcus Green thinks back to his memories of similar events in D.C. after Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination in 1968.
Through his perspective as an ex-con, Artist and Vendor Gerald Anderson thinks about the longstanding issue of police brutality and misconduct.
Congress’ emergency federal aid expansion is set to expire at the end of July, cutting millions of Americans who became unemployed during the Covid-19 pandemic from vital support. Experts advise that the aid package be extended to return poverty rates to pre-crisis levels.
The new proposed budget would not do enough to alter chronic homelessness and would disportionately hurt communities of color, housing providers said. They urged D.C. to restore funding by looking at other areas of the budget and increasing taxes on the wealthy.
Franklin Square Park will close on July 1 for a 12-month renovation project organized by the National Park Service and the Mayor’s office. Homeless residents will lose access to the park after a clean-up conducted by the National Park Service on June 30.
The annual Point-in-Time Count shows the number of homeless people in DC fell for the fifth consecutive year. But experts warn the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic will likely cause an increase in homelessness.
Homeless shelters that receive federal funding will be allowed to consider an individual’s sex and gender identity when deciding on accommodations, thanks to a June 12th rule from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.