Several D.C. government agencies announced plans to renovate a vacant apartment complex, to create 220 new unites of affordable housing.
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The D.C. Council Committee held its budget oversight hearing of several agencies which address aging in place in Washington, D.C.
Many witnesses at at D.C. Council oversight hearing for the Department of Health criticized D.C. Health Care Alliance.
Just after the annual census of the homeless community, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joined 13 U.S. mayors and three CEOs to call for national, local and private investments to curb the housing-affordability crises across the nation.
On Feb. 8 a representative from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and a crew of public works employees cleaned up an E street encampment but did not remove the tents.
Several women from N Street Village took part in a 12-week program led by artist Erika Cleveland, in which they designed and created traditional flip dolls inspired by their lives.
Nearly 30 people testified Monday during the Committee on Education Performance Oversight Hearing led by Committee Chair David Grosso. District residents along with the Public Charter School Board and the Deputy Mayor for Education testified during the hearing.
Earlier this month, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a Request for Information seeking input from investors and entrepreneurs about how to create an inclusive innovation ecosystem that provides more opportunities for people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community.
After one month, a new Transitional Housing Program that works with employment services has been a success, according to residents and city officials. The program houses seven individuals and is helping them find permanent employment and housing.
Tenants of Congress Heights and other protesters marched on the home of land developer Geoff Griffis. They are concerned that Griffis’ planned redevelopment of their apartments at Congress Heights will displace them from their homes.
The D.C. Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment held a public hearing Jan. 10 to discuss Bill 22-0223, the Public Restroom Facilities Installation and Promotion Act of 2017. The bill seeks to increase access to restrooms in downtown neighborhoods where they are scarce. Community representatives testified to the benefit such an initiative would have for tourists, residents, and the homeless alike.
Three tent encampments in NoMa were cleared over the last three weeks. The encampments were in locations that have been designated for public art projects by the NoMa BID.
Mayors around the U.S., including D.C.’s Muriel Bowser launched a coalition between public and private leaders to call on the federal government to invest more in affordable housing.
The VA Medical Center offered resources ranging from health care to employment counseling for more than 400 participants that registered for the annual Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down event.
The American Civil Liberties Union D.C. filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Marshals Service for an eviction that occurred in June 2015, where marshals entered the home of a woman with weapons drawn and evicted her and her twelve-year-old daughter.
The annual PIT Count took place Jan. 25. The count is a census of the District’s homeless population that includes people outdoors, people in shelters and people in transitional housing programs. The PIT Count does not provide an accurate census of DC’s homeless youth, so a separate count called the Homeless Youth Census is conducted by Solid Foundations DC, an initiative of Mayor Bowser.
After budget cuts last October, Thrive DC has cut its hot meals offered from five days a week to three days a week, as well as decreased the hours that clients may use the facilities. Clients and staff alike said they are upset about these changes, but have been working to adjust to the new schedule.
On the 89th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. a parade from Anacostia Park to Barry Farm celebrated his legacy.
Rapid re-housing is one of the District’s most criticized homeless services programs. Advocates, councilmembers, providers and recipients give their accounts.
An inside look at the issues facing the homeless and exploring employment