The D.C. Department of Human Services is matching people experiencing homelessness to donated Airbnbs, or outright paying for hotel rooms, to help them stay safe during the week of Inauguration.
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The Bezos Day One Families Fund made $2.5 million donations to four D.C-area nonprofits in a major step for Amazon-related charity work in the region.
McPherson Square, a federal park with a large population of people experiencing homelessness, was cleared ahead of the riot and insurrection in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
All three PEP-V sites have been at or near capacity for the past 5 weeks, stressing workers and residents who have to wait weeks to get their problems resolved.
Martha’s Table has given out food to people experiencing homelessness every day. A Street Sense reporter rode along on Christmas and reported their distribution.
Shelter residents are sent to DHS’s isolation sites when exposed to COVID-19. But some report mistreatment and transphobia by staff and security guards.
The D.C. Superior Court ruled legislation that gives protections to tenants facing eviction is unconstitutional, violating property owners rights.
Local D.C. advocacy group People for Fairness Coalition called for a greater investment in ending homelessness during 2020’s Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day.
The People for Fairness Coalition kicked off its eighth overnight vigil and advocacy initiatives surrounding National Homeless Persons Memorial Day. At least 73 people died homeless in the District in 2020, the organizers say.
After Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a $100 million grant fund for businesses struggling due to COVID-19, community organizations asked for the funding to be used to encourage those businesses to help their community.
Thirteen people living in D.C. shelters have tested positive for COVID-19 cases since Nov. 18 according to data from the Department of Human Services, ending… Read more »
Local nonprofits say the cuts will make it harder for them to serve homeless youth amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Michael A. Stoops Anti-Discrimination Amendment Act, which would make homelessness a protected class, stalled out for the second time in the D.C. Council.
COVID-19 vaccine distribution has begun and Washington, D.C. has prioritized people experiencing homelessness in the next phase of its plan.
D.C. Council gives the Mayor authority to extend the state of emergency, thus extend the eviction moratorium. But COVID-19 and unemployment remain issues.
Casa BITS provides short-term housing and community for Black, Indigenous, People of Color trangender and intersex D.C. residents.
DC will provide a one-time payment of $1,200 to nearly 20,000 residents whose unemployment benefits are set to expire after Christmas.
THRIVE, a partnership between four local nonprofits, launched a basic income program in Ward 8. Participants report that the extra money has made an unimaginable difference in their financial situation.
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.
Qualifying landlords will receive direct rent relief if they are willing to forgive a portion of tenants’ delinquent rent. Applications are due by Dec. 11.