Construction continues on smaller short-term shelters in each ward. Not all of the new shelters will be open by the time D.C. General closes, requiring an expanded use of motels to house displaced shelter residents in the interim.
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After they met at the DCTV studios, Vendor Morgan Jones got to know D.C. Shadow Representative Franklin Garcia and secured an interview.
Rents could be raised for some of
the nation’s poorest tenants under a provision of a bill now working its way through Congress.
Street Sense Media Vendor Aida Peery interviews Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) about jobs, homelessness, the housing crisis, health care, incarceration and more.
After a riveting keynote speech from Neil McInroy at this year’s Global Street Paper Summit, it is clear that social inequality is becoming a greater focus for economists. In a recent feature for The Conversation, Steve Schifferes, professor of financial journalism at the University of London, takes a deeper look at why social issues are increasingly being viewed as an economic problem.
Article explores Trump’s effect on the poor and the middle class and vicious cycles of wealth distribution in the U.S.A.
Democrats held a rally on Dec. 13th outside of the U.S. Capitol in the freezing cold to denounce Trump’s new tax bill
Local and national coverage of Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day coverage for 2017.
Homeless people and their supporters crowded into pews at Luther Place Memorial Church on the evening of Dec. 21. This was the fifth annual Homeless Memorial Vigil preceding a service to remember those who died while homeless in the previous year. The service itself has been held every year since 1990.
Emmalyn Sharf told a crowd of activists huddled in a heated tent at Freedom Plaza about the life and death of her friend of more than 10 years, Michael Dunne.
On Sept. 6, residents of the Congress Heights and Brookland Manor neighborhoods held a press conference to ask Mayor Bowser and the D.C. Council to listen to their thoughts about development in the area.
A website by Excella Consulting, intended to help homeless youth in Washington, D.C., connect to available support services was presented at the United States Census Bureau on Nov. 29.
In the wake of concern after an ICE raid on a church-run hypothermia shelter in Fairfax County, DHS is reaching out to immigrant communities and preparing for encounters with federal agents while Legal Aid works to help homeless immigrants gain access to essential benefits.
The D.C. Council voted again in favor of the Homeless Services Reform Act (HSRA) Amendment of 2017, and several councilmembers introduced amendments to the bill.
Members of the public testified at a Nov. 15 oversight hearing of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services.
Two members of the DC council heard government and civilian opinions about creating an office to affordable housing conversions task force.
On My Mind/In My Heart tells the stories of women in public housing.
On Monday, Dec. 4, Mayor Bowser announced today that the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency will issue up to $500 million in private activity bonds to finance affordable housing. The action is a direct response to Congress’s tax reform legislation, which was passed Friday night in the Senate.
The volunteer-driven Hoya Clinic is a training ground for Georgetown medical students and a much-needed free clinic for residents of D.C. General Family Shelter.
More than 400 volunteers of all ages came together for B & Dee’s Baltimore Love Thanksgiving Clothing Drive and Empowerment Day meal.