After going through several iterations since early 2017, the Public Restroom Facilities Installation and Promotion Act was advanced through the Committee on Transportation and the Environment.
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Youth experiencing homelessness often do not know about the resources available to them. Law firm Baker McKenzie, in partnership with Disney and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, is compiling all resources and rights available to homeless youth in one webpage using easy-to-understand language.
The fences are down and “Rain” is up in the M Street NE underpass. Bi-weekly homeless encampment cleanups continue on L Street, K Street and First Street.
Inspired by the homeless prevention pilot program for families that was launched in 2015 a new Department of Human Services program called Project Reconnect will provide “shelter diversion and a rapid exit” for single adults.
Lyft started a pilot program offering 400 scooters in D.C., and residents with proof of low-income who qualify for a form of “welfare” like Medicaid or SNAP, can get a Lyft scooter subscription for just $5 per month. Low-income residents in D.C. have less access to public transportation like the Metro.
There is a lack of services available to victims of domestic violence in Washington, D.C. A coalition of advocates assessed 22 District agencies and the D.C. Council to evaluate how they handle situations of domestic violence internally and externally.
For the past year, impoverished people around the world have been fighting back against policies, politicians, and administrations that are responsible for the conditions they… Read more »
In mid-September, former Ohio state senator Nina Turner was in Oakland, California, for a campaign rally. As she walked the streets and encountered the city’s massive homeless… Read more »
Karl Racine’s offices sued landlords of six buildings over safety violations present in 812 apartments.
Legal, financial and social service experts agree that financial abuse is an integral component of most abusive relationships and can prevent victims from seeking help.
More than 30 million adults in the U.S. struggle with literacy. The XPrize Foundation is trying to revolutionize adult learning through mobile phone apps. With these apps, adults can learn on their own time so that they can get a GED, get a better job or prepare for college.
For the last four years, a small group of community activists has pushed for access to public restrooms in downtown Washington, D.C. They managed to influence the introduction of legislation to pursue this goal, but are worried it will not receive a vote.
After a grand jury investigation revealed the details of ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania, with up to 1,000 victims affected, the attorney who helped the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team investigate clergy sex abuse says it’s only the beginning.
Between the 1870s and 1930s, Native American languages and culture were battered and suppressed by American political policy. Despite the Native American Languages Act being passed in 1990, the dialects of indigenous communities still face extinction. The Conversation looks at why they remain under threat, and why it is important that they be preserved.
Three eviction bills, some benefiting landlords and some benefiting tenants, were debated by landlords, tenants and advocates at a Sept. 24 D.C. Council hearing. Councilmember Anita… Read more »
The FY2019 Winter Plan was approved on Tuesday, Sept. 11. This year’s plan adds new shelter beds and transportation for minors and “transition age youth.” The protocols laid out in the plan go into effect on Nov. 1.
Jamal Speaks is a homeless high school football player. He was cleared to play for Ballou at the beginning of this season but was told by the school principal that he was ineligible. Speaks has now been cleared by DCPS, was offered housing by Covenant House Greater Washington, received a football scholarship from Temple University, and has raised more than $32,000 on GoFundMe.
This 10-year study in Boston, Massachusetts, analyzed the discrepancies between the mortality rates of the unsheltered homeless population versus the sheltered homeless population.
The Horizon, a short-term family shelter, opened on Oct. 9. It is one of six shelters promised by Mayor Muriel Bowser to replace D.C. General.
The ins and outs of Plaza West, a new affordable housing option in one of Washington’s premiere neighborhoods.