As treatment for HIV has improved over the years, federal funding dedicated to housing for HIV-positive people has not. Service providers are struggling to help new people in need as others continue to age and housing costs skyrocket.
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The D.C. Council added funding for several programs before unanimously passing the fiscal year 2019 budget on May 29.
An article on Kaiser Permanente’s actions to promote affordable housing and its affects on homelessness across the country.
Candidates for the June 19, 2018 primary election discuss issues affecting the homeless community in Washington, D.C.
May 12 marked the inaugural “Walk 4 Recovery,” organized by D.C. residents to celebrate recovery from substance abuse and bring hope to those struggling with it.
A group of individuals formerly or currently experiencing homelessness held a forum May 4 for D.C. mayor and council chair candidates at the Church of the Epiphany, in downtown D.C.. The questions centered… Read more »
On May 2, the D.C. Tenants’ Advocacy Coalition held a forum for candidates in the races for the D.C. delegate to Congress, attorney general and D.C. Council.
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival launched its “40 days of nonviolent action” campaign on Monday, May 14. Protests and arrests took place in D.C. and surrounding cities. Artist/Vendor Henrieese Roberts has the story from Annapolis, Maryland.
Housing and homeless services factored heavily into changes considered during a first vote on the city’s budget for fiscal year 2019, held May 15.
With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the D.C.-based nonprofit Friendship Place recently launched Family Connect, a privately funded homelessness prevention and diversion program. The 115-day program focuses on getting participants into stable housing and helping them gain employment as quickly as possible.
D.C. nonprofit Community of Hope reopened its redesigned health clinic in Adams Morgan after two years of renovation. The new clinic has more facilities and specialized resources to serve the immigrant and asylee communities in Ward 1.
New legislation proposed by HUD could triple the cost of rent for tenants in federally subsidized housing as well as increase rents for both the elderly and disabled.
Street Roots vendor “Netty” Johnson interviewed organizer, activist and podcaster DeRay McKesson about the Black Lives Matter movement before his 15 March speech at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Portland. DeRay McKesson, who is a Black Lives Matter pioneer, talked to Johnson about the movement that he helped to launch and the issues that it is fighting for.
Embattled landlord Sanford Capital, sued two years ago by the District for the horrific living conditions at some of its properties, came to an agreement with D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine which requires the company to relinquish all ownership of its residential properties throughout the city.
On April 19, Mayor Muriel Bowser launched ‘Right Care, Right Now,’ an initiative by D.C. Fire and Emergency Services that transfers non-emergency 911 calls to nurses at clinics around the city. The program was launched to preserve the resources of District hospitals for medical emergencies, and connect patients in non-emergency situations with more effective care.
At a budget briefing hosted by the Way Home Campaign on April 25, campaign members along with several D.C. residents called on the D.C. Council to increase investments for homeless services. Representatives from Wards 1, 6 and 8 were present, along with three of four at-large council members.
On March 8, a homeless encampment was cleared away from federal park land in front of Central Union Mission. One man identifies a 25-minute window in which he lost everything.
The District government cleared a camp in Foggy Bottom, one of several in recent years at the the same location. A bystander gave his account of the clean-up.
The public space across the street from 2025 E St. NW is no longer home to the residents of a homeless encampment. The District’s Department of Human Services posted notice of the clear-out on March 15 and made good on its promise two weeks later.
Carolin Emcke is a publicist and philosopher who thinks that the basic principles of co-existence are in danger. In an interview with Surprise, she talks about the significance of public spirit, her fears for modern citizens and the importance of acknowledging the freedom of other