A handful of residents of Barry Farm, a public housing complex in Anacostia, breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year when plans to demolish and redevelop the neighborhood were sent back for revision.
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“Undesign the Redline” is an interactive look at how the effects of discriminatory selling practices present in the 1930s housing market still affect low-income neighborhoods today. The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) featured the exhibit as the centerpiece of its annual meeting and housing expo this year and in its downtown D.C. office throughout June.
The D.C. Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment held a public hearing Jan. 10 to discuss Bill 22-0223, the Public Restroom Facilities Installation and Promotion Act of 2017. The bill seeks to increase access to restrooms in downtown neighborhoods where they are scarce. Community representatives testified to the benefit such an initiative would have for tourists, residents, and the homeless alike.
Street Sense Media Vendor Aida Peery interviews Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) about jobs, homelessness, the housing crisis, health care, incarceration and more.
Houston, Texas Residents living in the homeless encampment under House’s U.S. 59 overpass got some good news recently when they received a temporary restraining order… Read more »
Jennifer McLaughlin shares her feelings on the closure of Oxon Run Park.
Street Sense artists give their definitions of “Poor” and “Homeless”
The day after the inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington brought 500,000 demonstrators to the National Mall to affirm women’s rights and for many, to protest the new Trump administration.
Vendor Michael Craig provides a lesson on environmental destruction through the story of a rabbit and a dinosaur.
Hillary Clinton will defend racial equality and if elected, says lawyer and community activist Aileen Johnson.
A development battle rages over the McMillan Sand Filtration Site at North Capitol Street.
On Sept. 23, Street Sense began equal outreach to the Clinton, Johnson, Stein and Trump campaigns seeking response to the following four questions posed by the artists and vendors of our Writers Group. Despite an extended deadline of Oct. 19, only the Stein campaign chose to respond.
Empower D.C. hosted an environmental brunch on Sept. 17 where activists and Southwest D.C. residents met to discuss the challenges facing Buzzard Point. Among these issues were fears about the environmental impact of redevelopment in the area and displacement. A new D.C. United Stadium is to be built in the Buzzard Point neighborhood.
Ward 5 residents shuffled into New Canaan Baptist Church on February 11 to hear details about the proposed location and amenities of yet another shelter… Read more »
The Madam Mayor did an excellent job. She was visibly present, responsible and followed the play book. Safety first. It was refreshing to see emergency… Read more »
Ken Martin During the past year I, while overloaded with issues—not the least of which is chronic and acute pain— by the Grace of God… Read more »
I know that we have a problem with our water situation. Some people today really need that drinking water, just like the marine life in… Read more »
Winter is approaching fast, as I am keenly aware from being homeless for six years. Winter is very hard for homeless people. Please offer a… Read more »
Some District commuters face over an hour in some of the worst traffic in the country each workday. Living in the District allows me to… Read more »
I hope that Pope Francis’ first visit to Washington D.C. can energize our government and each of us to take full responsibility for our planet’s well being…. Read more »