About 40 people gathered in downtown D.C. on May 19 to take part in an overnight event to raise awareness of the growing plight of young people experiencing homelessness.
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Two plots of land in southwest D.C are up for sale and a local resident group is urging the city to purchase it.
The Washington Lawyers’ Committee recently announced the winners of this year’s Alfred McKenzie Award and Vincent E. Reed Award.
The D.C. Council took the first vote on next year’s budget, adding money for 400 housing vouchers and an expansion of the earned income tax credit.
The Covenant House is organizing its annual Sleep Out to publicize youth homelessness in the D.C. area.
The D.C. Housing Authority seeks to increase public housing opportunities by updating its current waitlist.
K Street NW residents, several of whom are seniors with disabilities and have had close calls while crossing bike lanes, protested on April 21 against the installation of bike lanes in front of their homes.
The AimHire program, which has helped 1,200 people find jobs, has been expanded into a government pilot.
The People For Fairness Coalition, a local outreach, advocacy and peer-mentoring organization for people experiencing homelessness, celebrated its 14th anniversary at Franklin Park April 30.
Friendship Place, a local housing and homeless services provider, brought back its annual walk to end homelessness on the National Mall April 30.
Five mayoral candidates were questioned about their policy beliefs, experience and ability to lead at a forum last week. All of the candidates made recommendations for how the city can improve education, policing, housing and jobs.
The Community Enrichment Project (CEP) is a youth civic engagement and empowerment nonprofit with a mission to enhance underserved communities by empowering young leaders. This article explores the work founder Lauren Grimes is doing with local youth.
A university student debuted a photography exhibit in collaboration with a Street Sense Media artist/vendor at a gallery in downtown D.C. last month. The exhibit will be featured until June 10.
Last month, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) and the Eleven Eleven Foundation premiered the exhibit “Invisible Words” at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, dedicated to furthering people’s understanding of the hardships of people experiencing homelessness.
Thrive DC held a panel with three returning citizens to learn more about their journey to re-entering society after incarceration.
On April 21, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced in the front-entrance parking lot of D.C. Housing Authority headquarters the results of the District’s 2022 point in… Read more »
Councilmember Janeese Lewis George introduced two pieces of legislation modeled after the Green New Deal Tuesday.
The Nourish DC Collaborative awarded a total of $400,000 in grants in March to nine different businesses located in Wards 5, 7 and 8 to address the ongoing problem of food accessibility.
D.C. Council committees proposed small increases to housing programs and social services during the markup process, but did not meet housing advocates’ demands.
Emergency SNAP benefits are set to expire this summer amidst a growing food insecurity crisis in the District. Here’s how food banks, markets and distribution centers are adapting to accommodate low-income residents who rely on these benefits.