The women of N Street Village reacted with elation and nervousness when they first glimpsed the Terrace Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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Homeless people are entitled to
vote. But they may face barriers to
making their voices heard. Since they live transient lives, their names may be purged from registration rolls.
A rundown house in the city’s Marshall Heights neighborhood is soon to be transformed into a haven for homeless young people, thanks to a collaboration between a local nonprofit organization and two companies that serve the construction industry.
Overwhelmed with donations of unusable clothing, local shelters are forming a new partnership called DonateSmart- DC to educate donors on what is actually needed.
Janine Bandcroft, who publishes Street Newz – a Canadian street paper, contacted Bartle Bogle Hegarty’s Labs (BBH) directly to clarify some points about the Homeless Hotspots project.
Once home to a thriving shipbuilding industry, the port city of Perama near Athens has seen its fortunes wane over the years as buyers abandoned it for cheaper options outside Greece.
Troubles at home send many Washington, D.C. children and young adults into foster care or the juvenile justice system.
On the morning of April 9, U.S. Marshals picked up 34-year-old Jaamill Hipps, a Street Sense vendor suspended from selling the paper pending response to the multiple warrants for his arrest.
April 20-22 marks the ninth annual National Challenge weekend of the Great American Bake Sale. Sponsored by Share Our Strength, a leading non-profit in the effort to end childhood hunger, the Bake Sale Challenge Weekend is an effort to have about 500 bake sales across the U.S. in just two days. The profits from the sales help to fund Share Our Strength’s programs and advocacy efforts.
On Wednesday, April 4, the Houston City Council voted 11-6 to outlaw feeding homeless people anywhere in the city without the permission of the property owner.
Hundreds of young adults in the foster care system are facing emotional problems, living in poverty and are without adequate means to become independent upon exiting the system.
Homeless veterans in a transitional housing program at the John McDermott House were upset last month when the VA told them they had to move out of the building
On March 9, members of the Obama Administration traveled to Detroit to host an unprecedented national conference regarding housing and homelessness among America’s LGBT community, particularly its youth.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will open its Community Resource and Referral Center on April 2 near Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast D.C.
In the upcoming April 3 primary race for seats on the scandal-ridden DC City Council, the issue of homelessness has not received much attention.
Nearly a year ago, the District implemented a 60-month time limit on welfare benefits. More than 6,000 families who had been on the rolls for more than five years saw reductions in their checks as a result.
Another late March, and yet another
South by Southwest is on the books. No more badges; no more lines. And definitely, no more breakfast tacos.
Freddie Smith was determined to stay free. Newly released from a prison sentence in D.C. in 2008, he had been in and out of jail since he was 13 years old.
Funds for District homeless services would see a $7 million reduction under a newly released city budget for fiscal year 2013.
In September, 29-year-old St. Louis-native Anna Brown went to three hospitals complaining of leg pain after spraining her ankle. When she refused to leave the third hospital, the St.Mary’s Health Center, she was arrested for trespassing. Shortly after the arrest, the young woman who had been experiencing homelessness for some time died in jail.