Residents of the Barry Farm housing development held a rally on Aug. 18 to halt demolition and to demand a seat at the table to discuss the redevelopment plan for the area.
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A handful of residents of Barry Farm, a public housing complex in Anacostia, breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year when plans to demolish and redevelop the neighborhood were sent back for revision.
Activists want the Comprehensive Plan to create opportunities for more affordable housing. Developers want the plan to allow them to build without having to worry about lengthy appeals.
An article on Kaiser Permanente’s actions to promote affordable housing and its affects on homelessness across the country.
Nonprofit developer Jubilee Housing is building affordable housing in Columbia Heights that will allow low-income families to stay in their neighborhood.
Mayor Bowser and several councilmembers spoke at the yearly CNHED housing rally, giving conflicting accounts of the state of affordable housing in D.C. Councilmembers acknowledged the city’s shortcoming while pledging to do more, and as the Mayor highlighted the progress the city has made.
D.C. Council voted 10-2 to exempt single-family homes from the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act on March 7. TOPA has been criticized for allowing tenants to sell their TOPA rights to third-party lawyers or developers who can hold up the sale of the property and cost realtors and landowners huge amounts of money and time, dissuading landowners from renting out empty space.
Several D.C. government agencies announced plans to renovate a vacant apartment complex, to create 220 new unites of affordable housing.
In this opinion piece Reginald Black urges neighbors of Congress Heights to band together to continue fighting to end economic disparity and housing inequality in D.C.
Tenants of Congress Heights and other protesters marched on the home of land developer Geoff Griffis. They are concerned that Griffis’ planned redevelopment of their apartments at Congress Heights will displace them from their homes.
Advocacy group ONE D.C. organized an art show to discuss local housing issues in D.C.
Mayors around the U.S., including D.C.’s Muriel Bowser launched a coalition between public and private leaders to call on the federal government to invest more in affordable housing.
The annual PIT Count took place Jan. 25. The count is a census of the District’s homeless population that includes people outdoors, people in shelters and people in transitional housing programs. The PIT Count does not provide an accurate census of DC’s homeless youth, so a separate count called the Homeless Youth Census is conducted by Solid Foundations DC, an initiative of Mayor Bowser.
Artist and Vendor Betty Everett shares her best wishes for everyone in 2018.
A Street Sense Media vendor shares her views on the availability of public restrooms.
On Monday, Dec. 4, Mayor Bowser announced today that the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency will issue up to $500 million in private activity bonds to finance affordable housing. The action is a direct response to Congress’s tax reform legislation, which was passed Friday night in the Senate.
Street sense media vendor Ken Martin shares his memory of why the RLC Community library was important to the homeless community long before it was turned into affordable housing.
At a community meeting, Advisory Neighborhood Commission members discussed the program that places family homeless shelters in every ward, developers’ increasing aggressiveness, and city administration.
Vendor and artist, Angie Whitehurst, gives her opinion on the recent construction of shelters in the city.
Jennifer McLaughlin shares her feelings on the closure of Oxon Run Park.