Empower DC held a meeting regarding DC’s comprehensive plan. With the final vote on the Framework Element coming in September, the group urged the DC Council to use the plan to fight racialized gentrification.
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Two men were struck and killed on July 10 in James Monroe Park when an SUV barreled off of Pennsylvania Avenue and into the park bench where they had been sitting.
The D.C. Health Justice Coalition hosted a community discussion on July 11 to develop their arguments for equitable health care throughout the District.
The District’s inconsistent marijuana laws target low-income residents and can have unanticipated consequences for employment.
A new eviction policy bill aimed at promoting a second chance for tenants with eviction records could decrease mass eviction filings by mandating a 30-day notice from landlords.
This is a story about how a person almost came to lose almost everything that he owned. What the word “encampment” means for people experiencing homelessness in D.C.
After nearly 30 years of service at Joseph’s House, Patty Wudel, the nonprofit’s outgoing executive director, leaves behind a legacy of community building and compassion.
Though the Michael A. Stoops Anti-Discrimination Amendment Act did not gain traction in 2017, it was reintroduced to DC Council earlier this year.
The District’s shelter meal debate has revolved around the issue of food service contracts. This is a story about the people who eat the food.
An Anacostia public school just created a brand-new STEM lab for its students — many of whom may be experiencing homelessness or poverty.
New housing inspection policies intend to fix backlog of unrepaired violations through an expedited infraction policy.
The Douglass Community Land Trust announced its first project in Ward 8, facilitating permanent affordability to 65-unit apartment complex in Anacostia.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson personally congratulated the most recent class of seven new homeowners for successfully completing the D.C. Housing Authority’s Home Ownership Assistance Program.
About 50 people testified at a public hearing last week in support of a bill that would increase wages for direct support professionals.
The Bowser Administration collaborates with the private sector in a new initiative to combat homelessness.
The Association of American Medical Colleges convened a panel of doctors and other medical experts to discuss the recent dramatic increase in opioid-related deaths in DC.
The D.C. Chief Financial Officer pushes back on D.C. Council’s plan for $24.5 million of Events D.C. reserve funds to be directed toward public housing repairs, threatening to block the FY2020 budget confirmation.
The scholarship from Woodley House will support all five awardees as they complete the certification program or pursue internships and jobs to put their credentials to use.
Housing and substance abuse experts said having housing before attempting to seek treatment for individuals who are struggling with substance abuse increases the likelihood of success.
With only one full-service grocery store to serve more than 80,000 residents, urban farming and a community-supported agriculture program are meeting important nutrition needs.