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.
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A bill before the D.C. Council would protect domestic workers from discrimination, exploitation, and abuse at work.
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.
Jemel Fleming comments on violence during the past year
On May 15, a group of individuals assembled at Freedom Plaza in D.C. to bring attention to the problem of violent hate crimes against Asian Americans.
Ahead of Mother’s Day, the Center for Racial Equity and Justice held an event asking Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. While the national legislation stalls, local reforms are being considered.
Wendell Williams questions President Joe Biden’s commitment to racial justice.
Aida Peery looks ahead to greater accountability for racism and police brutality after Derek Chauvin’s conviction.
Shane Sullivan, a harm reduction outreach worker, argues that only full decriminalization of drugs will enable the District to seriously address its increasingly deadly street supply.
Artist and Vendor Joseph Jackson writes about his experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The D.C. Tenants Union partnered with tenant leaders at Marbury Plaza in Southeast D.C. to organize a rent strike and push the landlord and city government for repairs and rental relief.
The District Task Force on Jails and Justice made 80 recommendations to the Mayor to invest in more affordable housing, to help communities and prevent crime.
Mosley contemplates rich and poor individuals, and the dependent relationship one has on the other.
A report by an advocacy group studied bias-motivated crimes against people experiencing homelessness and what can be done to reduce these acts of violence.
The Michael A. Stoops Anti-Discrimination Amendment Act, which would make homelessness a protected class, stalled out for the second time in the D.C. Council.
Casa BITS provides short-term housing and community for Black, Indigenous, People of Color trangender and intersex D.C. residents.
Aida Peery encourages everyone to vote and reminds readers of the sacrifices it took to get here.
Ayub Abdul explores the importance of Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice presidential nominee.
Dudley shares his frustrations with the “system” through poetry.
Karl Racine announced three lawsuits against seven landlords and property management companies for denying tenancy based on race, disabilities, and sources of income.