The residents of Congress Heights and Brookland Manor continue to stand together against displacement.
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An upcoming website by Excella Consulting, intended to help homeless youth in Washington, D.C., connect to available support services was presented at the United States Census Bureau on Nov. 29.
In the wake of concern after an ICE raid on a church-run hypothermia shelter in Fairfax County, DHS is reaching out to immigrant communities and preparing for encounters with federal agents while Legal Aid works to help homeless immigrants gain access to essential benefits.
The D.C. Council voted again in favor of the Homeless Services Reform Act (HSRA) Amendment of 2017, and several councilmembers introduced amendments to the bill.
Members of the public testified at a Nov. 15 oversight hearing of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services.
Two members of the DC council heard government and civilian opinions about creating an office to affordable housing conversions task force.
On My Mind/In My Heart tells the stories of women in public housing.
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 volunteer-driven Hoya Clinic is a training ground for Georgetown medical students and a much-needed free clinic for residents of D.C. General Family Shelter.
More than 400 volunteers of all ages came together for B & Dee’s Baltimore Love Thanksgiving Clothing Drive and Empowerment Day meal.
Residents at the Community for Creative Nonviolence now have access to a recently refurbished computer lab, tech training, and free laptops. The program’s director aims even higher.
Mayor Muriel Bowser and DHS launched their Home for the Holidays campaign, with the goal providing housing for 400 families and individuals by January. This campaign is building upon a landlord partnership Bowser has been developing since October.
Services for refugees are limited. National Community Church volunteers work to supplement them and help refugees settle in. The Alhumayer family shares their own experience.
“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.”
One man was arrested while resisting a group eviction of homeless people illegally camping in tents on public space across from the U.S. State Department. Two cleanups were held over seven days. Tents returned to the area both nights.
Orion Donovan-Smith discusses the two bills introduced in the DC Council which seek to aid people reentering society after being incarcerated, and the experiences of those who have experienced that reentry.
A shelter resident, advocates and the Department of Human Services explain the tense situation homeless families face.
D.C. banned the box three years ago, but residents with records still encounter discrimination in employment and housing. A legal nonprofit offered hope last month by sealing records.
In Nov. 7th vote D.C. council passes the Homeless Services Reform Act of 2017 and debated several additional changes. The bill governs qualifications and rights for people in the human services system, the act must pass a second vote in D.C. council.
Street Sense Media Vendor talks about DREAMers and the support they are receiving from labor groups.