The Emergency Response and Shelter Operations Committee of the Interagency Council on Homelessness revealed there had been an error in the number reported of unhoused individuals whose main cause of death was hypothermia in 2021.
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A bill before the D.C. Council would create a Juneteenth Commission, coordinating celebrations for next year.
This is the third time the group has called for a meeting with Biden.
The National Park Service cleared the 35-resident Union Station encampment on June 1, throwing away belongings and involuntarily committing one resident.
About 40 people gathered in downtown D.C. on May 19 to take part in an overnight event to raise awareness of the growing plight of young people experiencing homelessness.
On Friday, April 22, organizations all around D.C. will celebrate Earth Day.
Public housing residents elected Kenneth Council and Denise Blackson to the DCHA oversight board.
After passing a resolution to allow people applying for vouchers to self-certify their identity, DCHA released regulatory guidance that banned that practice.
Workforce development programs in D.C. aren’t helping youth experiencing homelessness, causing many youth to turn away from the programs.
Due to concerns for their immediate safety, some encampment residents have expressed a desire for greater police presence around encampments. However, homeless rights advocates advise that the police force is fundamentally unsuited for meeting the safety, resource and housing access needs of unsheltered residents.
Chris Cole writes a poem titled “Backwards revolving door.”
Artist/Vendor Jackie Turner interviews Sandra Jackson, president and CEO of the House of Ruth.
Jemel Fleming comments on violence during the past year
Michele Rochon writes an inspiring piece in honor of Women’s History Month.
Frederic John shares his thoughts about something he had seen.
Daniel Ball reflects on the difference between the words ‘defend’ and ‘freedom.’
Kym Parker writes a poem about acceptance and God’s love.
Daniel Ball writes a fictional short story that reflects part of his world.
Donté Turner shares a personal story about the way his community is being oppressed and disregarded.
Carlos D. Carolina writes about his experience at the Martin Luther King Jr. “Peace Walk” and how moving and empowering it was.