More than 40 “public witnesses” signed up to testify during a DC Council performance oversight hearing on March 1. Many reported mistreatment.
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Middle school students from the U.S. and abroad came to Washington, D.C., as finalists in the Future City competition.
A long-awaited downtown service center for D.C.’s homeless residents officially opened on Feb. 25 at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW. The grand opening comes after the mayor’s initial plan to open the center on Nov. 1.
The incident is under investigation with support from the Metropolitan Police Department.
Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffier answered questions from the community.
“I wish I had a school like that when I was growing up,” one parent said.
One proposal would move the DC housing authority under the purview of the mayor’s office, while another calls for new requirements for DCHA board members.
The first phase of the $7 Million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition resulted in a tie between the two teams that saw the most growth in English literacy among users of their apps.
Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed a strategic plan to reduce the deaths.
The report comes from the The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and the National Network for Youth.
On Jan. 26, the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center hosted its 25th Winterhaven Stand Down, a resource event for homeless and at-risk veterans. The day included on-the-spot hiring, legal aid, warm meals and more.
Homeless individuals who have experienced trauma are often less likely to seek out services. Here’s how street outreach workers are building relationships through trauma-informed care.
Reports have shown the amount of people experiencing homeless in the District has been decreasing since 2016.
The report says there has been an increasingly expensive and competitive housing market in northern Virginia.
The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project gives children a chance to enjoy themselves while in a difficult situation.
In Compersia, a small DC cooperative, members share a home, a bank account, and a way of life.
Acting director of the District’s Office of Planning, Andrew Trueblood, emphasized his focus on affordable housing as the city develops its new comprehensive plan at a meeting with community activists.
Tightshift co-op, one of the only co-owned businesses of its kind, helps workers get a second chance and provides an opportunity to heal from prison.
As the partial government shutdown continues, city officials and service providers are working to protect residents relying on federally funded assistance and federal workers going without pay.
The National Coalition for the Homeless released its latest report on hate crimes against homeless people in December of 2018.