On Jan. 26, the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center hosted its 25th Winterhaven Stand Down, a resource event for homeless and at-risk veterans. The day included on-the-spot hiring, legal aid, warm meals and more.
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Homeless individuals who have experienced trauma are often less likely to seek out services. Here’s how street outreach workers are building relationships through trauma-informed care.
Reports have shown the amount of people experiencing homeless in the District has been decreasing since 2016.
The report says there has been an increasingly expensive and competitive housing market in northern Virginia.
The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project gives children a chance to enjoy themselves while in a difficult situation.
In Compersia, a small DC cooperative, members share a home, a bank account, and a way of life.
Acting director of the District’s Office of Planning, Andrew Trueblood, emphasized his focus on affordable housing as the city develops its new comprehensive plan at a meeting with community activists.
Tightshift co-op, one of the only co-owned businesses of its kind, helps workers get a second chance and provides an opportunity to heal from prison.
As the partial government shutdown continues, city officials and service providers are working to protect residents relying on federally funded assistance and federal workers going without pay.
The National Coalition for the Homeless released its latest report on hate crimes against homeless people in December of 2018.
Approximately 15 representatives from the People For Fairness Coalition canvassed the Wilson Building on Dec. 21, seeking more funding and stronger legal protections to address… Read more »
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 »
Thursday afternoon’s rainfall was the first time the Homeless Memorial faced inclement weather since it first started six years ago. Members of the homeless community,… Read more »
As evening fell, more than 105 local activists and community members crowded together in the Luther Place Church on Dec. 20 to memorialize the lives… Read more »
Christopher Stewart has been reaching out to his community by standing on a street corner with free breakfast food and novels.
There is a possible revolution in the way homelessness is addressed in the nation’s capital.
Two housing groups in Washington, D.C., were penalized for refusing to accept government subsidies as payment for security deposits and monthly rent, said the Equal Rights Center, the plaintiff in this case.
Every year about 40 to 50 people die in D.C. due to exposure to cold weather.
After going through several iterations since early 2017, the Public Restroom Facilities Installation and Promotion Act was advanced through the Committee on Transportation and the Environment.
Youth experiencing homelessness often do not know about the resources available to them. Law firm Baker McKenzie, in partnership with Disney and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, is compiling all resources and rights available to homeless youth in one webpage using easy-to-understand language.