Author Matthew Desmond and policy experts talked about the state of affordable housing in the U.S. at Georgetown Law
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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
The site of a new family shelter in Ward 5 will almost certainly be at 1700 Rhode Island Avenue N.E., the councilman who represents those… Read more »
Italy’s highest court, the Supreme Court of Cassation, recently ruled in favor of a homeless man who was appealing his conviction for stealing cheese and… Read more »
The New York Times reports that on Wednesday, June 29, many news outlets in San Francisco will do something that is highly unusual for journalists… Read more »
A recent report published in the Chicago Sun-Times and produced in collaboration with the Better Government Association (BGA), details some of the problems bedeviling Chicago’s… Read more »