A piece by artist and vendor Laticia Brock.
Content categorized as Encampments
Two homeless residents living in front of the Safeway at 17th and Corcoran streets NW lost all their belongings overnight. They claim it was neighborhood vigilantes.
The redevelopment of Franklin Park has been planned for years. Due to past starts and stops, some residents thought it was only a rumor. But people were forced to leave on June 30 and a fence is being erected on July 1.
Homeboy, a resident of D.C. experiencing homelessness, lost nearly all of his possessions in an encampment clean-up.
The first two episodes of “Beats” a web series by Street Sense Media and The Homeless Filmmakers’ Co-op.
Hands Up Outreach Ministry, a faith-based community organization handed out blankets, water, socks, and other supplies to residents of the NoMa homeless encampment during Black History Month.
Several people living at an encampment in the NoMa neighborhood lost everything in an April 8 fire. They’ve been working to pick up the pieces with community support.
According to a witness, encampment cleanups are continuing amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Maria Foscarinis, the founder and executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, explains why temporary housing is the safest approach for people experiencing homelessness amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As encampment residents in the NoMa neighborhood were forced to move from an underpass on K Street in January, one group’s fundraiser illustrates the challenges that come with outreach to a community with varying needs and priorities.
As the homelessness crisis rages on, more resources are needed to provide daily outreach and affordable, permanent housing.
Street Sense Media’s executive director, Brian Carome, writes about Mayor Bowser’s decision to uphold the eviction of residents of the K Street NoMa encampment.
Residents of the K St underpass in NoMa prepared to permanently move their tents and belonging. The clear out was in response to complaints by NoMa residents and the NoMa Business Improvement District.
The clearing of people and their possessions from the K Street underpass between First and 2nd streets NE will take place on Thursday, Jan. 16 regardless of weather conditions, according to Jessica Smith, a policy analyst for the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services.
Xavier Justice shares his road to recovery from addiction with the help of Veterans on the Rise’s flexible program.
The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless has been recruiting volunteers to observe homeless encampment cleanups, and advocate on behalf of homeless individuals who live in the encampments located throughout the city and may not know their rights. The presence of an advocate or official observer at these city-led “cleanups” can help to ensure that homeless occupants are treated with respect and adhere to the city’s protocol.
On Sept. 20 and Sept. 25, Street Sense Media surveyed 25 homeless residents encamped in the K, L, and M street underpasses within the NoMa Business Improvement District.
Mayor Bowser faced residents who were pushing for tighter restrictions on encampments in their neighborhood.
It is 10:30 a.m. on a Thursday at the NoMa encampments, several communities of people living in tents at the K, M, and L Street… Read more »
The NoMa Business Improvement District said in an “open letter” on its website that “conditions are worsening at the encampments in the underpasses and on First Street NE, and that people are worried about their ability to safely traverse these public spaces.”
Two Street Sense Media vendors and three local service provider and advocacy organizations respond.