D.C.’s first shelter for LGBTQ adults — set to provide trauma-specific resources, case management and substance use disorder services to residents — will open this month.
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During a period of inflation, people are motivated to join the gig economy for extra income to cover rising expenses. Inflation simultaneously engenders and exacerbates fiscal obstacles for gig workers.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness’s new leadership pledged to end homelessness by centering racial justice and lived experience at the organization’s annual conference.
USICH created seven principles of encampment engagement to assist communities that are hoping to address encampments. USICH’s guidance operates under a flawed rehousing system and promotes encampment closures.
A bill before the D.C. Council would protect domestic workers from discrimination, exploitation, and abuse at work.
Three of our LGBTQ vendors and artists tell us about their experiences as LGBTQ people, and what Pride means to them.
As Pride month ends, service providers for unhoused queer youth remind us of the work left to be done.
On June 28, the D.C. Council passed the Human Rights Enhancement Amendment Act to amend the Human Rights Act of 1977, adding homelessness as a protected class.
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.
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.