Patrick Geiger argues D.C.’s PIT count results reveal worrisome trends for homeless singles.
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“I try to follow the rules, but you still want to f*** with me.”
Monica and Pete lived in tents on the streets of D.C. for two years, working and seeking assistance. In a matter of days, their GoFundMe that a law student established raised over $41,000 and they moved indoors.
The fences are down and “Rain” is up in the M Street NE underpass. Bi-weekly homeless encampment cleanups continue on L Street, K Street and First Street.
A series of “encampment” locations between the NoMa and Union Station Metro stops have experienced more frequent “re-cleaning” visits by city workers for at least two months.
Laticia Brock describes her time living in “Tent City” and the experiences she shared with the people she lived with.
On March 8, a homeless encampment was cleared away from federal park land in front of Central Union Mission. One man identifies a 25-minute window in which he lost everything.
The District government cleared a camp in Foggy Bottom, one of several in recent years at the the same location. A bystander gave his account of the clean-up.
The D.C. government recently conducted two clean-ups of tent encampments in the NoMa neighborhood, forcing the displacement of several homeless community members.
United Nations Special Rapporteur Philip Alston visited several locations throughout the United States to observe and report on extreme poverty and its human rights implications.
Three tent encampments in NoMa were cleared over the last three weeks. The encampments were in locations that have been designated for public art projects by the NoMa BID.
Bill that allows the District to work with the National Park Service to maintain and operate Franklin Square Park passes in the House of Representatives
Members of the public testified at a Nov. 15 oversight hearing of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services.
Street Sense vendors attend and showcase their talents at various events throughout DC during hunger and homelessness awareness week.
One man was arrested while resisting a group eviction of homeless people illegally camping in tents on public space across from the U.S. State Department. Two cleanups were held over seven days. Tents returned to the area both nights.
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2nd Street Bridge encampment swept by city officials leaving homeless campers with nowhere to go.
D.C. government evicted an encampment under the 2nd Street bridge in northwest Washington on June 20. This cleanup was followed by a second, informal eviction at a new encampment made up of many of the recently displaced tenants.
A vendor describes the screening of “Mekko” and her film “Who Should I be Grateful To?” at the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian.
“What’s conclusive is that African-Americans are overrepresented in the homeless population …” UMD professor calls for more research into relationship between perceived race and homelessness.