The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project gives children a chance to enjoy themselves while in a difficult situation.
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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.
Members of the D.C. Grassroots Planning Coalition visited D.C. councilmembers on Nov. 30 to talk about the need for tougher protections against displacement and gentrification… Read more »
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration cut, and then partially reinstated, fiscal year 2019 funding for housing counseling services. Across-the-board funding cuts related to a federal block grant program, totalling $3.4… Read more »
Homelessness in the United States increased for the second year in a row, according to HUD’s 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. Between 2017… Read more »
Sesame Workshop announced on Dec. 12 that Lilly, Sesame Street’s first homeless Muppet, will be reintroduced on its show. The bilingual character is expected to teach young viewers empathy for those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.
D.C. Business Improvement Districts present challenges to homeless residents but also invest in solutions to homelessness.
Approximately 15 representatives from the People For Fairness Coalition canvassed the Wilson Building on Dec. 21, seeking more funding and stronger legal protections to address… Read more »
Every year, interfaith memorial services are held for people who have died while homeless in the nation’s capital and elsewhere. For the past five years,… Read more »
Thursday afternoon’s rainfall was the first time the Homeless Memorial faced inclement weather since it first started six years ago. Members of the homeless community,… Read more »
As evening fell, more than 105 local activists and community members crowded together in the Luther Place Church on Dec. 20 to memorialize the lives… Read more »
A lawsuit against several real estate companies claims discrimination against tenants with housing vouchers.
An update on the progress of a bill to build more public restrooms throughout D.C.
Christmas sweaters were nearly just as common attire as standard athletic wear during the “Walk and 5K to End HIV.” Whitman-Walker Health held the fundraising… Read more »
Christopher Stewart has been reaching out to his community by standing on a street corner with free breakfast food and novels.
There is a possible revolution in the way homelessness is addressed in the nation’s capital.