Franklin Square Park is the second-largest green space in the capital’s urban fabric. The location of this 4.79 acre plot, between K and I Streets… Read more »
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I have called Anacostia my home for the last 43 years. I am so happy that the place I call home is getting some much-needed… Read more »
Joi Mecks asked “Why a new library? Many buildings need facelifts and rehabs as they age. Our central library is due for a major renovation…. Read more »
Barry Farm is slated for redevelopment, but two women fear that they, their families and their neighbors will not be around to enjoy the new and improved community.
The flea market section of Eastern Market is now in danger of being closed down and put into the hands of developers that have their own interests in mind.
Located on the 2800 block of Texas Avenue SE, the Gasner House is now home to 49 extremely poor single adults. It is one of eight houses that are part of the organization’s Affordable Housing Capital Campaign.
Affordable housing was listed as a “top priority” of residents attending Mayor Vincent Gray’s Feb. 11 One City Summit. Less than two weeks later, at a Feb. 23 ground-breaking ceremony for a new low-cost housing development, the mayor was eager to show he had gotten the message.
In December 2010, the Home for Good Plan was launched in L.A. Now the plan has exceeded its goal in getting long-term homeless and veterans into housing.
Volunteers from Homeless Children’s Playtime Project are celebrating Christmas with homeless kids at D.C. General Hospital, which is currently expanding services in order to help more homeless families.
A shelter in Alexandria tries to help people afford housing.
Just a few minutes from the U.S. Capitol is Open Door Shelter, which is operated by New Hope Ministries, a local nonprofit founded in 1993. … Read more »
The District of Columbia’s new mayor has his work cut out for him in convincing homeless Washingtonians of his resolve to improve their lives. In… Read more »
Sharon Kelcha’s tormented wanderings came to an end in the darkness of Dec. 12. At 2:30 a.m., the 55-year-old woman, with no fixed address, was… Read more »
Reportin on Organizing Neighborhood Equity DC’s efforts to try to have DC fulfill promises on permanent housing.
Shivan Sarna provides an update on the changing demographics that have been occurring in the Shaw Neighborhood of DC, and DC in general.
Reporting on the concept of using “Stop Gap Housing” to help curb homelessness, a style similar to the rapidly constructed modular housing used by mining companies for remote workers.
The number of low-income families spending more than half their income on housing increased by 76 percent between 1997 and 2003, according to a recently released National Housing Conference Study.
As a part of its proposal to reform the federal housing programs at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the U.S. House of Representatives is considering legislation that would set up a fund for development of low-income housing.
After the D.C. Housing Finance Agency (HFA) and a private company bought two apartment complexes in Southwest in October 2002, Capitol Park Plaza and Capitol Park Twin Towers, the condition of the buildings quickly deteriorated while rent increased substantially.