The Empowerment Plan trains and pays recently homeless women to produce the coats for homeless people on Detroit’s streets.
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Virginia Williams Family Resource Center is the central intake office for all families requesting emergency housing and assistance in D.C.
The brainchild of Executive DirectorOz du Soleil, Chicago-based Support1000 got started in 2008 and since then has garnered more than 15,000 bras through donations from the public and department stores.
The gymnasium at Calvary Baptist Church was recently transformed into a space for over 100 giggling and squealing children. A March 3 Pop-Up Play event allowed them to create their own playground.
The group –which consists of homeless and formerly homeless men and women as well as other supporters – meets to discuss everything from politics and out- reach efforts to shelter conditions and upcoming meetings and marches.
An advertising agency campaign that used homeless people as Internet hotspots has drawn a swift an angry reaction from critics.
Like the thirty-some other street news paper s in the United States , Street Sense provides its vendors with instant access to a low-barrier employment opportunity (our vendors are self- employed, independent contractors) intended to provide them with both income and portable job skills.
A look at family homelessness in D.C
The 2013 budget proposal for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) calls for $44.8 billion in spending, a three percent over- all increase from 2012.
An interview with Barbara Poppe, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Some grassroots leaders continue to wonder if the good of Walmart will outweigh the bad. Will Walmart workers be able to live decently on the wages they receive, or will they struggle for their basic needs?
City Councilman Michael Brown and the Coalition for Smarter Growth want to change the District’s standards for its workforce housing programs.
Women of Street Sense paid tribute to Joe Brainard’s literary piece “I Remember.”
On the second and fourth Saturday of every month, people start lining up outside The United Church in Foggy Bottom at 5 a.m. They come with shopping carts, shopping bags and rolling suitcases.
Georgetown University hosts an international collection of students to inovate for Street Sense
At Bread for the City’s Northwest Center, located in the District’s Shaw neighborhood, guests gathered on Feb. 16 to cut a ribbon, and to celebrate the official beginning of a much-needed new health program.
Founded in 1990 as a faith-based homeless services organization, THC, or Transitional Housing Corporation has grown into a major Episcopal housing agency.
Affordable housing was listed as a “top priority” of residents attending Mayor Vincent Gray’s Feb. 11 One City Summit. Less than two weeks later, at a Feb. 23 ground-breaking ceremony for a new low-cost housing development, the mayor was eager to show he had gotten the message.
Unmarried people do not need to prove that they have nowhere else to stay before entering a homeless shelter, a Manhattan court ruled February 22.
In December 2010, the Home for Good Plan was launched in L.A. Now the plan has exceeded its goal in getting long-term homeless and veterans into housing.