In a new HUD report, D.C. tied with Idaho for the highest percentage increase in homelessness.
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The CCNV is the largest homeless shelter in D.C., but it is also full of dark secrets. Residents speak out about what’s broken in the D.C. housing system and what needs to be fixed.
Two Montgomery County students founded a chapter of Birthday Cakes 4 Free, a national charity that bakes and distributes cakes to low-income children.
The DCRA honored Daniel Gibson and Quanya Reese, two graduates of the DCRA pre-apprenticeship program at Dunbar High School who have been hired as housing inspectors. Reese and Gibson discussed their experience in the program, and representatives from District government touted the program as a path to a middle-class jobs.
The nonprofit People for Fairness Coalition is contacting some of the District’s biggest movers and shakers for the Dec. 20 Homeless Person’s Memorial Day candlelight vigil.
Nonprofits rely on unpaid volunteers and interns to serve the community. But for volunteers assaulted or harassed on the job, a confusing web of laws and regulations can make seeking justice a Herculean task.
Despite ongoing efforts to streamline the housing voucher system, the way the vouchers are structured and calculated often causes confusion and limits choices available to recipients.
Panelists from D.C. working in law, government and outreach deliberate the UN’s declaration of the “universal human right to housing.”
Residents of four Congress Heights apartment buildings resolve to stay despite redevelopment plan.
A new housing lawyer is advocating for D.C. residents cut from the growing rapid rehousing program.
Joyful Food Markets is a monthly pop-up market run by Martha’s Table and the Capital Area Food Bank that gives the families of elementary students in Wards 7 and 8 free produce and nonperishable groceries at monthly community events. Each enrolled child at the 21 schools where Joyful Markets are currently held can receive 23 pounds of food. Martha’s Table also hosts free pop-up markets at Rita Bright and Fort Stanton community centers.
A development battle rages over the McMillan Sand Filtration Site at North Capitol Street.
Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown is “baking a difference” by providing job training for disabled veterans.
Activists gathered in front of the White House on Oct. 14 to read a poem rethinking the presidency– the culmination of the “I Want a President” workshop series.
On Sept. 23, Street Sense began equal outreach to the Clinton, Johnson, Stein and Trump campaigns seeking response to the following four questions posed by the artists and vendors of our Writers Group. Despite an extended deadline of Oct. 19, only the Stein campaign chose to respond.
District residents facing eviction or shelter termination may soon have access to free legal services in landlord-tenant court
Green Party vice presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka joined two Maryland Green Party officials and several dozen homeless Baltimore residents at a tent encampment for an overnight sleep out in September to learn how to better advocate for unhoused people.
On Wednesday, October 19, 357 homeless Washingtonians and 304 volunteers took part in the second annual Project Homeless Connect. The resource fair, which is organized by the United Way of the National Capital Area, connects participants with a variety of on-site services, such as medical screenings, employment and housing information, haircuts and voter registration.
Clinton and Trump have failed to address homelessness and affordable housing on the campaign trail.
The D.C. Council heard testimony on three housing bills on Oct. 19 that clarify rent control rules and put limits on rent increases. Supporters say the legislation will close loopholes that raise rents and make housing more affordable, while opponents argue that small housing providers will be unable to maintain buildings and that these bills won’t help the neediest tenants.