DHS is holding town halls at its PEP-V sites to tell residents that PSH vouchers have run out, so most will need to find another plan for where to go before PEP-V closes in September.
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William ‘Bill’ Maggi was a force of personality in Dupont Circle for decades. His death is still a mystery, and his daughters mourn his loss.
Following officials’ and advocates’ calls to expand the FEMA-funded hotels to protect people experiencing homelessness from COVID-19, DHS announced on April 2 that the District will open a fourth PEP-V site that will accommodate an additional 200 residents.
Advocates, government officials and health professionals gathered virtually for the D.C. Department of Health performance oversight hearings for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal year on March 4 and 19. Several requests were made to better support those experiencing homelessness and poverty.
On Jan. 3, 2021, CCNV filed a lawsuit against the HHS and GSA over the rights to the shelter, paralleling back to past conflicts with the federal government
Attorney General Karl A. Racine is suing a home health care provider, Vizion One, for defrauding D.C.’s Medicaid program of more than $3 million from 2012 to 2014.
Community organizations are trying to help children and families in need but have limited resources
SMYAL, known as Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders, is launching a third Extended Transitional Housing program this spring for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness that will provide residents with up to six years of mental health support, shelter and employment assistance.
Local tax assistance is available to people with low-to-no-income or without a permanent address seeking to recover stimulus checks and to access other credits.
Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau recently recommended DC government buy hotels to continue providing rooms for people experiencing homelessness who are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and to turn them into more housing. The new federal pandemic-relief bill includes funds that can be used for just that.
A month into DCPS reopening schools for in-person learning, low-income parents remain conflicted. Homeless families are experiencing worse circumstances so they are a priority group for students returning.
Despite CDC warnings, on March 4, The Deputy Mayor on Health and Human Services conducted the 18th encampment cleanup in 2021 on 1st and H, cleaning up trash and displacing several individuals to pave the way for a construction project.
D.C. Health partnered with the D.C. Housing Authority to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to seniors in public housing at the beginning of February. Private housing centers for low-income seniors have been left out of both the federal and local vaccine rollouts.
The D.C. Tenants Union partnered with tenant leaders at Marbury Plaza in Southeast D.C. to organize a rent strike and push the landlord and city government for repairs and rental relief.
For years, the latest update to D.C.’s Comprehensive Plan has sparked unprecedented public engagement and contention. It is slated to be decided in March.
Two people died due to complications from COVID-19, two were killed, and two died in the cold.
Low-income filers will be able to claim missed stimulus funds in addition to typical credits in their 2021 tax forms. Despite COVID-related difficulties, free tax preparation services and legal assistance are available to help people with less than $57,000 in yearly income.
Tenants from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia marched to the home of White House domestic policy chief Susan Rice on Jan. 23 and called on the Biden administration to include rent cancelation in the latest COVID-19 relief package proposal
The District Task Force on Jails and Justice made 80 recommendations to the Mayor to invest in more affordable housing, to help communities and prevent crime.
The D.C. Department of Human Services and Unity Health Care began administering vaccines starting this month in low-barrier shelters and Pandemic Emergency Program for Medically Vulnerable Individuals centers.