This year’s Homeless Persons Memorial Day has passed. Links to our coverage of local events, in chronological order, is listed here. You may still recap…
Thanks for your kind indulgence. As you enjoy the holiday season’s celebrations please maximize your musical merriment with these memorable melodies! Music you’d hear at… Read more »
The D.C. Council heard testimony on three housing bills on Oct. 19 that clarify rent control rules and put limits on rent increases. Supporters say the legislation will close loopholes that raise rents and make housing more affordable, while opponents argue that small housing providers will be unable to maintain buildings and that these bills won’t help the neediest tenants.
Members of a long-standing “hidden” tent city faced eviction and a clean up as part of an ongoing effort overseen by the Office of the Deputy Mayor.
Community contributor Tammy Michele Rice pens a tribute to Whitney Houston about the importance of giving people second chances.
The pelican and the swan shared a lake together. “This is always so beautiful,” Pelican said one day. Swan agreed. “Some people think that only birds of… Read more »
A friend is a person who will listen when you need him to. Someone who can quietly enjoy your company and appreciate a good belly… Read more »
If the heat wave was not enough — the Metro was single tracking, stations were sweltering and multiple cars lacked air conditioning. It was not… Read more »
Cleola is my daughter And I’m all for her. Cleola could sing so beautifully, like the stars and the trees. Cleola could have been… Read more »
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is seeking public input on its recently released Five-Year Consolidated Plan for neighborhood development. An open forum will… Read more »
Street Sense photographers display original work in Hillyer Art Space on July 12, 2016.
The D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) declared the first significant heat alert of 2016 on Wednesday, July 6 when the heat index… Read more »
It’s always good to be around good people. When I first started this job I knew that I’d be working with guys that I didn’t…
DHS cleared three homeless encampment sites near K and 26th Street NW on the morning of June 28 – the temporary home to two dogs and approximately 12 people. In a departure from recent encampment evictions, if residents were present to claim their belongings and ostensibly begin taking down their tents, they were not forced to leave the area. However, unattended belongings were discarded, not sorted or stored.
Vendor and artist Sybil Taylor remembers her father after visiting his grave
A group of Street Sense vendors and Wilson High School students showcased the “Devising Hope” play.
Street Sense Vendor Marcus Green recently graduated from Project Empowerment and looks ahead to a job interview and self-publishing his first book.