Sesame Workshop announced on Dec. 12 that Lilly, Sesame Street’s first homeless Muppet, will be reintroduced on its show. The bilingual character is expected to teach young viewers empathy for those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.
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D.C. Business Improvement Districts present challenges to homeless residents but also invest in solutions to homelessness.
Approximately 15 representatives from the People For Fairness Coalition canvassed the Wilson Building on Dec. 21, seeking more funding and stronger legal protections to address… Read more »
Every year, interfaith memorial services are held for people who have died while homeless in the nation’s capital and elsewhere. For the past five years,… Read more »
Thursday afternoon’s rainfall was the first time the Homeless Memorial faced inclement weather since it first started six years ago. Members of the homeless community,… Read more »
As evening fell, more than 105 local activists and community members crowded together in the Luther Place Church on Dec. 20 to memorialize the lives… Read more »
A lawsuit against several real estate companies claims discrimination against tenants with housing vouchers.
An update on the progress of a bill to build more public restrooms throughout D.C.
Christmas sweaters were nearly just as common attire as standard athletic wear during the “Walk and 5K to End HIV.” Whitman-Walker Health held the fundraising… Read more »
Christopher Stewart has been reaching out to his community by standing on a street corner with free breakfast food and novels.
There is a possible revolution in the way homelessness is addressed in the nation’s capital.
Two housing groups in Washington, D.C., were penalized for refusing to accept government subsidies as payment for security deposits and monthly rent, said the Equal Rights Center, the plaintiff in this case.
Every year about 40 to 50 people die in D.C. due to exposure to cold weather.
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.
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 »