While attendees of a public forum on Aug. 15 agreed that a docket on behavioral health could benefit individuals with mental health issues, they said the program should not require participants to plead guilty and requires more public feedback before becoming final.
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Arlington residents say new mental health diversion court program was rushed
Obituary: Michael Irby of Washington DC
Michael Irby of Washington, D.C., passed away in the early morning of July 26. He was 65 years old. A memorial service will be held for Michael at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 at All Nations Baptist Church on 2001 N Capitol St NE.
Many testified to support a bill to increase pay for workers who assist people with disabilities
About 50 people testified at a public hearing last week in support of a bill that would increase wages for direct support professionals.
Capital Region Housing Challenge looks to raise $1 billion for affordable housing by 2020
The Capital Region Housing Challenge was announced by the Housing Leaders Group of Greater Washington March 20. The challenge aims to encourage $1 billion in commitments to fund affordable housing projects in the D.C. metro area.
LIVE: Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day 2018
Every year, interfaith memorial services are held for people who have died while homeless in the nation’s capital and elsewhere. For the past five years,… Read more »
Despite homelessness, an artist continues his work
An artist uses Street Sense Media to advance his goal of ending his homelessness and pursuing his art.
This is one of the few places homeless youth are welcome regardless of sexual orientation or gender pronoun
Casa Ruby offers a variety of services to members of the LGBTQ community regardless of housing or immigration status
In an effort to protect homeowners, DC Council votes to reduce renters’ rights in single-family homes
D.C. Council voted 10-2 to exempt single-family homes from the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act on March 7. TOPA has been criticized for allowing tenants to sell their TOPA rights to third-party lawyers or developers who can hold up the sale of the property and cost realtors and landowners huge amounts of money and time, dissuading landowners from renting out empty space.
LIVE: National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day 2017
Local and national coverage of Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day coverage for 2017.
D.C. mayor responds to GOP tax bill with historic housing construction bond offering
On Monday, Dec. 4, Mayor Bowser announced today that the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency will issue up to $500 million in private activity bonds to finance affordable housing. The action is a direct response to Congress’s tax reform legislation, which was passed Friday night in the Senate.
The Brazilian housing crisis in a single image, on display at Dupont Underground
“I think it is an iconic picture that explains this world without many words. The location, the situation, the needs, but also the hopes. Many publications have used this photo. But all pictures are important for me as they record evidence and serve as proof.”
Congress and families discuss rental housing crisis
Members of Congress, a country music artist, and the president and CEO of Make Room, Inc. held a Sept. 12 briefing on the rental housing crisis in America.
Literacy Helped Jeffery McNeil Pull Himself Out of Homelessness
Street Sense Vendor Jeff McNeil’s discovery of reading and writing helped turn his life around.
HUD Tenants Protest President’s Affordable Housing Budget Outside of Trump Hotel
The National Association of HUD Tenants brought about 40 people from around country to demonstrate against the president’s cuts to affordable housing spending and rent increases.
Patty Smith Celebrates 2-year Anniversary in Housing
June 16, 2017 marks the two-year anniversary of Patty Smith moving into housing at the Valenti House in Woodley Park.
🎧 Sounds From the Street: Ron Dudley on Hip-Hop & Fatherhood
Dudley, aka Pookanu, is a musician on a spiritual mission — a mission to make sense of life, God, and fatherhood. It’s a lot to examine when you consider he’s relentlessly working to not only provide for his family but also find permanent housing.
Remembering Sir Roger Moore
On May 23, 2017, Sir Roger Moore passed away from cancer. I remember him on “The Saint” every Sunday night at 10 p.m. Our whole… Read more »
How a pastor in Ivy City builds relationships in his community
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. Palmer… Read more »
Beauregard Apartment Redevelopment Goes Back on Market
JBG Companies, owner of the Beauregard apartment complex in Alexandria approved for renovation years ago, announced in late February that it has put the project up… Read more »
Coalition Organizes National Day of Action for Housing
The National Coalition for the Homeless has organized an April 1 advocacy day, largely in response to President Trump’s proposed budget.