Street Sense Media vendor Gwynette Smith sympathizes with members of the migrant caravan but worries there are not enough resources for people already suffering in the U.S.
Content categorized as Homelessness
After going through several iterations since early 2017, the Public Restroom Facilities Installation and Promotion Act was advanced through the Committee on Transportation and the Environment.
Youth experiencing homelessness often do not know about the resources available to them. Law firm Baker McKenzie, in partnership with Disney and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, is compiling all resources and rights available to homeless youth in one webpage using easy-to-understand language.
Lyft started a pilot program offering 400 scooters in D.C., and residents with proof of low-income who qualify for a form of “welfare” like Medicaid or SNAP, can get a Lyft scooter subscription for just $5 per month. Low-income residents in D.C. have less access to public transportation like the Metro.
There is a lack of services available to victims of domestic violence in Washington, D.C. A coalition of advocates assessed 22 District agencies and the D.C. Council to evaluate how they handle situations of domestic violence internally and externally.
Karl Racine’s offices sued landlords of six buildings over safety violations present in 812 apartments.
Black Fields, in an excerpt from “The Black Fields Chronicles: THE HOBO,” reaches a low point, and wonders if death would be better than the life he is living.
For the last four years, a small group of community activists has pushed for access to public restrooms in downtown Washington, D.C. They managed to influence the introduction of legislation to pursue this goal, but are worried it will not receive a vote.
Street Sense Media vendor Fredric John’s poem about historic down town D.C.
Three eviction bills, some benefiting landlords and some benefiting tenants, were debated by landlords, tenants and advocates at a Sept. 24 D.C. Council hearing. Councilmember Anita… Read more »
This 10-year study in Boston, Massachusetts, analyzed the discrepancies between the mortality rates of the unsheltered homeless population versus the sheltered homeless population.
A short poem of a homeless community member by Vendor Anthony Carney.
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.
A fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing Complex displaces 160 residents and leaves one senior trapped in the building for five days.
D.C. government, nonprofit organizations and citizens are responding to the most recent spike in synthetic drug overdoses.
A Street Sense vendor talks about his struggles after rapid rehousing.
A Street Sense artist and vendor shares her ideas on a more effective way to provide services to those experiencing homelessness.
After being selected as a finalist for best contribution/story of the year, vendor Wendell Williams raised the funds to travel to Glasgow, Scotland, for the International Network of Street Papers Awards.
The Western Regional Advocacy Project discusses common “solutions” to poverty that, while having the best of intentions, do not stop the epidemic of homelessness and waste millions of dollars.
Ernest Yambot expresses his thanks to Mayor Muriel Bowser and Street Sense Media for their efforts in helping people experiencing homelessness.