Meridian Hill Pictures’ documentary “City of Trees” portrays how Washington Parks and People’s Green Corps training program sought to offer employment training to jobless D.C. residents, despite financial struggles, at the height of the recent economic recession.
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After intolerable time spent in prison, ex-offenders returning to society face difficulties finding housing and employment. Jubilee Jobs, D.C non-profit, helps low-income D.C. residents find housing and connects employers to returning citizens, many of whom were imprisoned due to misdemeanors like minor drug possession.
Street Sense Artists/Vendors Michael Craig and Barbara Pollard interviewed actor and playwright Richard Hoehler.
Mayor Muriel Bowser presented her fiscal year 2018 budget to the District’s Council April 4. Focusing on public education, affordable housing and relief for District taxpayers, government officials and advocacy groups alike have questioned all D.C. residents’ ability to share in the city’s “inclusive prosperity” under the proposal.
Friends gathered on April 6 to celebrate the life of the late George Siletti, advocate for the homeless for many years. With the help of kind people he overcame his own three-decade battle with homelessness.
A look into the struggle between the preservation and the development of McMillan park.
Three years after the launch of coordinated entry as a new method to end homelessness in D.C., service providers and community leaders are re-evaluating how effective the system has been.
Street Sense interviewed Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White in light of the $250,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to create the Bridge Park Community Land Trust.
Casa Ruby, an LGBTQ youth community center and shelter in Washington, D.C. falls victim of a hate crime for the third time in two weeks.
Despite the opening of a new women’s shelter in D.C., there is not enough shelter capacity for women outside of hypothermia season.
D.C. is still on track to end veteran homelessness but housing affordability and availability remains a big issue.
A new report found that food deserts make up 11 percent of Washington, D.C. and are concentrated heavily in areas of poverty and low transportation.
JBG Companies, owner of the Beauregard apartment complex in Alexandria approved for renovation years ago, announced in late February that it has put the project up… Read more »
D.C.’s Committee on Labor & Workforce Development held a performance oversight hearing on March 15 where public and government witnesses testified on the work of D.C.’s Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, the Workforce Investment Council and the Department of Employment Services. Much of the dialogue centered on the District’s implementation of the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act, a 2014 federal law that aims to help job seekers and employers find each other efficiently.
Mayor Bowser delivered a speech at the 2017 State of the District Address. She outlines the future of affordable housing and how she’s plans to maintain and develop more units.
A year and a half since Pope Francis first spoke to the street paper movement, he has again sat down with one of the International Network of Street Papers’ members for an exclusive interview.
The National Coalition for the Homeless has organized an April 1 advocacy day, largely in response to President Trump’s proposed budget.
Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and PFFC Downtown D.C. Public Restroom Committee held a March 20 forum to hear from the creator of the Portland Loo, a probable model for implementation of the bathroom bill Nadeau introduced in January.
A new D.C. art exhibition encourages people to travel the Stations of the Cross and reflect on new and familiar works of art to take a spiritual pilgrimage that resonates across different places, times and faiths.