The Capital Region Housing Challenge was announced by the Housing Leaders Group of Greater Washington March 20. The challenge aims to encourage $1 billion in commitments to fund affordable housing projects in the D.C. metro area.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar called for a budget to end homelessness in front of the U.S. Capitol as part of her speech at the international student walk out to protest inaction on climate change.
Advocates from The Way Home Campaign demonstrated for an additional $35.5 million in the FY2020 budget just before Mayor Bowser announces her preliminary budget at the State of the District Event.
Mayor Muriel Bowser announces plan to fund more affordable housing units throughout the District.
City officials and church members gathered for a March 13 ribbon cutting at The Beacon Center, where all 99 of the new housing units have been set aside as affordable housing. A renovated Emory United Methodist Church sits at the center of the complex, which also houses community spaces and the church’s outreach programs.
Volunteers and staff members at Samaritan Ministry’s Northwest D.C. location provided clothing, meals and smiles.
More than 40 “public witnesses” signed up to testify during a DC Council performance oversight hearing on March 1. Many reported mistreatment.
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.