A poem about how people experiencing homelessness sometimes treat each other, and how DC government treats them.
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Don Gardner writes about the trials of living in his neighborhood.
Colly Dennis wishes readers happy holidays.
Donté Turner on the importance of providing financial aid to those experiencing homelessness.
Aida Peery offers some words for the upcoming holidays.
THRIVE, a partnership between four local nonprofits, launched a basic income program in Ward 8. Participants report that the extra money has made an unimaginable difference in their financial situation.
Artist and vendor Daniel Ball shares his plans for Thanksgiving.
Jemel Fleming remembers his friend who was murdered 22 years ago.
The nonprofit has trained people with high barriers to employment for the past 30 years and will now expand to run a new cafe in the renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown D.C.
The Census, which informs how funding for many programs, has struggled to count the homeless population. This effort has been further complicated by COVID-19.
Artists and vendors remember Street Sense vendor Dan Hooks.
Jemel Fleming shares what life is like in his neighborhood.
Author Gerald Anderson shares a special message with his readers.
D.C. Council has passed a number of temporary and emergency bills to protect renters during the pandemic. Now it is considering permanent protections.
Angie Whitehurst links current events to advocacy for a U.S. Department of Peace.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library reopens after a three-year renovation. COVID-19 has affected it, but the library is still trying to help the homeless community.
Teachers and local organizations are pushing for more support for homeless students so that they can successfully stay on track while taking classes.
Artist and vendor Pierre Johnson points out flaws in the education system and how detrimental this can be for students.
A piece by artist and vendor Laticia Brock.
Months after COVID-19 shutdowns, select public libraries in the District have reopened, reconnecting homeless people to crucial daytime services.