Lenny Harris didn’t have anything to steal, said people who knew him the best. He had already given all he had. The murdered activist for Alexandria, Va.’s poor and homeless was remem- bered Feb. 6 by friends and family.
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At first Thelma Evans could not believe Lenny Harris was dead.
“Then it hit me like a bombshell,” she said, standing outside the hall crowded with mourners.
As the temperature plummets in Ukraine, the death toll continues to soar with the country’s homeless worst affected, calling into question the Ukrainian government’s stance on homelessness and unemployment.
For Mayor Vincent Gray, the One City Summit represented a crucial step in making the slogan “One City” into a reality for Washington, D.C.
It’s never easy finding a good lawyer. But for struggling D.C. residents, the legal clinic at Bread for the City makes the process just a little bit easier.
Located in a Northwest Washington church basement near the George Washington University, Miriam’s Kitchen organization, providing coffee, meals and guidance to Washington’s homeless population.
Little Friends for Peace is a nonprofit organization that strives to teach peace skills to youth in the greater D.C. area. In a culture that glorifies violence, LFFP equips students with the skills to combat violence and encourage peaceful conflict resolution.
The attitudes, experiences and demographic characteristics of returning veterans may affect their transition back to civilian life, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
A Street Sense vendor who uses a
wheelchair has sued two Metro Transit Police officers, claiming they violated his constitutional rights during a May 19, 2011, arrest near the U Street Metro station.
A nurse arranged in her will for her
525-square-foot condo to be converted
into a shelter after her death in September
On Saturday, Feb. 4, McPherson Square made headlines once again after a police raid left the park gutted of its many tents, enforcing the park’s no-camping ban. The following morning, only the two library tents remained standing. The rest had been confiscated, crushed or abandoned.
A group of people fighting for fair treatment of the homeless.
Well, a lot of people ask me, “Why
don’t you smile?” I have had this problem all my life.
People say, “You look good when you smile, Mike.” But for a long time I never smiled.
A well-known Alexandria, VA activist who had been missing since September was found dead on Jan. 26.
For his help in nabbing the suspect in the murders of four Anaheim-area homeless men, Donny Hopkins, a 32-year-old forklift driver, was rewarded $5,000.
In the Indian capital of New Delhi, many of the roughly 60,000 home- less people of the city are choosing to sleep on the streets and deal with the winter cold instead of staying in a government shelter.
Home to more than 40 women, residents of N Street Village in North- west D.C. cheerfully greet guests to the shelter despite the dreariness of the winter around them.
When fans are not in the stands and athletes are not playing on the field or court, sports arenas in Florida could start housing the homeless.
People experiencing homelessness were counted regardless of how they responded to the survey efforts. If a person was unwilling to participate in the survey, volunteers filled out a form including a general description of the person and his location.
Top federal officials rallied more than 200 volunteers on the evening
of Jan. 25 in the annual effort to count homeless people living on the streets of Washington D.C.