Karl Racine’s offices sued landlords of six buildings over safety violations present in 812 apartments.
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Legal, financial and social service experts agree that financial abuse is an integral component of most abusive relationships and can prevent victims from seeking help.
More than 30 million adults in the U.S. struggle with literacy. The XPrize Foundation is trying to revolutionize adult learning through mobile phone apps. With these apps, adults can learn on their own time so that they can get a GED, get a better job or prepare for college.
For the last four years, a small group of community activists has pushed for access to public restrooms in downtown Washington, D.C. They managed to influence the introduction of legislation to pursue this goal, but are worried it will not receive a vote.
After a grand jury investigation revealed the details of ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania, with up to 1,000 victims affected, the attorney who helped the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team investigate clergy sex abuse says it’s only the beginning.
Between the 1870s and 1930s, Native American languages and culture were battered and suppressed by American political policy. Despite the Native American Languages Act being passed in 1990, the dialects of indigenous communities still face extinction. The Conversation looks at why they remain under threat, and why it is important that they be preserved.
Three eviction bills, some benefiting landlords and some benefiting tenants, were debated by landlords, tenants and advocates at a Sept. 24 D.C. Council hearing. Councilmember Anita… Read more »
The FY2019 Winter Plan was approved on Tuesday, Sept. 11. This year’s plan adds new shelter beds and transportation for minors and “transition age youth.” The protocols laid out in the plan go into effect on Nov. 1.
Jamal Speaks is a homeless high school football player. He was cleared to play for Ballou at the beginning of this season but was told by the school principal that he was ineligible. Speaks has now been cleared by DCPS, was offered housing by Covenant House Greater Washington, received a football scholarship from Temple University, and has raised more than $32,000 on GoFundMe.
This 10-year study in Boston, Massachusetts, analyzed the discrepancies between the mortality rates of the unsheltered homeless population versus the sheltered homeless population.
The Horizon, a short-term family shelter, opened on Oct. 9. It is one of six shelters promised by Mayor Muriel Bowser to replace D.C. General.
The ins and outs of Plaza West, a new affordable housing option in one of Washington’s premiere neighborhoods.
A series of “encampment” locations between the NoMa and Union Station Metro stops have experienced more frequent “re-cleaning” visits by city workers for at least two months.
A fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing Complex displaces 160 residents and leaves one senior trapped in the building for five days.
Residents of once-Sanford Capital owned properties are being sued for back pay following divestment of the low-income real estate firm’s assets to a receivership group.
The Washington Lawyers Committee recently released a report showing racial disparities in fare evasion enforcement by the Metro Transit Police.
The Way Home Campaign rallied advocates this morning for a series of informal meetings with councilmembers welcoming them back into session and reminding them to end chronic homelessness.
D.C. government, nonprofit organizations and citizens are responding to the most recent spike in synthetic drug overdoses.
Sanctuary DMV led a protest outside of the Wilson Building in August. They are calling for Mayor Muriel Bowser to respond to ICE separating families here in the metro D.C. area.
The National Museum of the American Indian hosted a candlelight vigil in honor of the Native American women who have been murdered or are currently missing.