DHS cleared three homeless encampment sites near K and 26th Street NW on the morning of June 28 – the temporary home to two dogs and approximately 12 people. In a departure from recent encampment evictions, if residents were present to claim their belongings and ostensibly begin taking down their tents, they were not forced to leave the area. However, unattended belongings were discarded, not sorted or stored.
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D.C. lawyers argue that there is severe inequality when it comes to access to justice in the legal system.
The D.C. Council Judiciary Committee will consider an amendment to District human rights law that would add homeless people as a protected class.
When people are given housing, they are more likely to recover from drinking or drug use problems and be productive. Eighty-five percent of people in Housing First are successful in their first year.
Housing First is a successful approach to ending homelessness, but only if healthcare is provided with it. “It’s the mentality that is wrong: the thought that a roof over your head is the answer to all of your problems” said Ken Martin said, Street Sense vendor.
Colly Dennis interviews a Raise the Wage Coalition member about the movement for a higher minimum wage
As the weather continues to heat up, the risk of being bitten by a mosquito significantly increases. One virus in particular, Zika, has been making… Read more »
Street Sense Vendor Marcus Green recently graduated from Project Empowerment and looks ahead to a job interview and self-publishing his first book.
Author Matthew Desmond and policy experts talked about the state of affordable housing in the U.S. at Georgetown Law
Developments emerge regarding the closing of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for renovations.
The D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative held a health and wellness fair for neighbors at a Ward 7 community center last month. Exhibits discussed how to cope with asthma attacks, how to cook fresh produce, job training and more.
Recipients of the David Pike Excellence in Journalism Award gather on June 9 for a panel discussion on the role journalism can play in starting a productive conversation about homelessness.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that states create a system to identify low-performing schools and schools with large achievement gaps between various subgroups and and create a new and improved accountability framework for the D.C. school system, which will be in place for the 2017-18 school year. The D.C. State Board of Education is holding community meetings in every ward to discuss ESSA and get community input.
Monday, June 6 marked the start to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which will bring its own set of challenges to impoverished and homeless members of the… Read more »
On Sunday, June 5 NPR photojournalist, David Gilkey, and his colleague were killed in an ambush in Afghanistan. Our condolences got out to their friends and family.
“Preacherman” Lance faced charges from the National Park police at May 18 hearing in U.S. District Court. His friend Jane Zara helped him navigate some of the legal process, but could not represent him.
Rose Jaffe portrays residents and staffers of the historic Community for Creative Nonviolence in a new mural outside the shelter.
Tuesday, May 17 the Tenant Advocacy Coalition held a Candidates Forum at Sumner School on the subject of rent control and other tenant-related issues.
Members of the Empower D.C. housing campaign and residents of public housing took a walk around the Wilson Building weeks before the first FY2017 budget… Read more »
See where the candidates for D.C.’s 2016 Primaries stand on issues affecting the District’s un-housed community