The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Community Connections almost $924,000 for permanent supportive housing.
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“One of the most important decisions on the DC Council’s plate this fall is to pass the Direct Support Professional Payment Rate Act of 2019, initiated by Councilmember Brianne Nadeau.”
The Direct Support Professional Payment Rate Act of 2019 is under review by D.C. Council. The legislation would increase wages for direct support professionals, a workforce that has seen high turnover due to pay in recent years.
About 50 people testified at a public hearing last week in support of a bill that would increase wages for direct support professionals.
May 12 marked the inaugural “Walk 4 Recovery,” organized by D.C. residents to celebrate recovery from substance abuse and bring hope to those struggling with it.
Robert Williams calls for increased care towards homeless senior citizens, sharing an experience he had with a homeless friend recently.
Henrieese Roberts writes about his experience protesting outside of a Republican Party meeting at a resort in West Virginia, calling for increased disability rights with the Disability Integration Act
Marcellus Phillips has battled epilepsy for 20 years, the last of which he has spent sleeping on his sister’s living room floor. After a persistent effort, he now can depend on a monthly disability payment.
Dr. Dennis Culhane’s (above, right) work as a University of Pennsylvania professor of social policy has been instrumental in housing policy. His research led to a federal… Read more »
Artist/Vendor Ken Martin reminisces about Jerry Lewis.
The D.C. Council may change the city’s status as the only jurisdiction in the country that requires those with intellectual disabilities to be civilly committed in order to receive city services.
Adapt. a disability rights organization, gathered at the White House to advocate for the Disability Integration Act and to demand recognition from the Trump Administration.
While the coordinated entry system may be helping to streamline some into housing, those with mental illnesses are still falling through the cracks of systems stemming from a nationwide struggle in supporting mental health services.
Mayor Bowser and Obama administration officials spoke at the opening of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, which provides housing to homeless veterans in D.C. and includes other affordable units for low-income tenants.
In this installment of Perception or Reality, Robert Williams laments the effects of the lack of housing.
Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown is “baking a difference” by providing job training for disabled veterans.
A vendor describes her early voting experience and some of the obstacles facing people who want to vote.
People shared their experiences with mental illness through monologues, poetry, music and dance at the Keegan Theatre on Oct. 10 and 11.
An appeal brought against the District government by a group of 42 homeless men who were evicted from the La Casa low-barrier shelter in 2010, has been summarily dismissed on all counts by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Vendor and artist Ken Martin attends an event for local entrepreneurs