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Rochelle L. Walker is a 59-year-old painter and writer. She’s worked as an artist and vendor for Street Sense Media for three years. After her apartment building was shut down, Walker received efficiency housing through a local homeless services provider and discovered Street Sense Media in the process.
Street Village, a homeless services nonprofit located in Washington, D.C. is hosting a community walk this fall to shed light on the challenges women face while experiencing homelessness.
Long-time vendor Sybil Taylor shares how she began creating art for the paper this year.
Evy Wilkins was thrilled to move into her apartment. As a low-income D.C. resident, she qualified for a rent subsidy through the District’s Rapid Rehousing (RRH) program. But Wilkins’ joy quickly turned into a nightmare.
D.C. conducts over 70 encampment engagements every year. Do they achieve what they’re supposed to?
D.C. will increase the aid available through the Home Purchase Assistance Program starting October 1.
Tenants at Marbury Plaza await the resolution of the Attorney General’s cases against their landlords, as conditions around the property remain dangerous.
Three D.C. Health locations will now provide 300 monkeypox vaccines for District residents each Friday.
D.C.’s pro bono legal service providers have stopped two-thirds of evictions in D.C. with outreach and a centralized intake system.
July 16 was the national rollout of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
During a period of inflation, people are motivated to join the gig economy for extra income to cover rising expenses. Inflation simultaneously engenders and exacerbates fiscal obstacles for gig workers.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness’s new leadership pledged to end homelessness by centering racial justice and lived experience at the organization’s annual conference.
USICH created seven principles of encampment engagement to assist communities that are hoping to address encampments. USICH’s guidance operates under a flawed rehousing system and promotes encampment closures.
D.C.’s heat plan has been activated more than 20 times this year, but residents experiencing homelessness still don’t know where to go to get cool.
D.C. so far has housed just a fraction of the people experiencing chronic homelessness despite the availability of more funding this year.
The Greater DC Diaper Bank was able to distribute 8,124 pounds worth of wipes during the 2021 donation campaign.
In Equity Residential’s Feb. 1 earnings report, Mark J. Parrell — the company’s president and CEO — was quoted lauding their low resident turnover rates and rent increases.
Over 200 tenants — who’ve been waiting years to receive reasonable disability accommodations — are at the forefront of the lawsuit against the D.C. Housing Authority.
Tiny, who lives in the encampment, sat on top of her bookshelf as DMHHS workers and service providers attempted to force her to move her belongings for the June 28 clean-up.