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 »
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A fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing Complex displaces 160 residents and leaves one senior trapped in the building for five days.
Residents of once-Sanford Capital owned properties are being sued for back pay following divestment of the low-income real estate firm’s assets to a receivership group.
A Street Sense vendor talks about his struggles after rapid rehousing.
An apartment fire in Southeast destroyed one unit and damaged three others. Neighbors are rallying to support those who were affected.
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.
Residents of the Barry Farm housing development held a rally on Aug. 18 to halt demolition and to demand a seat at the table to discuss the redevelopment plan for the area.
There are 168 hours in a week. If you account for seven hours of sleep a day, there are only 119 hours available in seven days. In order to afford a one-bedroom rental in D.C., you would have to work more than 75 percent of those waking hours, according to a new study.
Is there any chance the problem of old poor versus new rich can be resolved satisfactorily in D.C.?
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.
Pharmacies have long been in short supply in Wards 7 and 8, which serves as a disadvantage to residents.
Behavioral health specialist Richard Bebout is piloting a comprehensive high-tech project to provide care services to homeless patients with a complicated physical or mental health history.
The D.C. Council voted 11 to 2 to pass a bill requiring landlords to keep evicted tenants belongings for up to 7 days.
“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.
Wendell Williams writes about the fate of Barry Farms, land used to build 444 units of public housing.
Casa Ruby offers a variety of services to members of the LGBTQ community regardless of housing or immigration status
Street Sense Media artist and vendor Reginald Black interviews U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters about homelessness, housing and community organizing.
The bill establishes a program where tenants choose to report their rent as a means to establish a better credit score. It has yet to receive funding.
Activists want the Comprehensive Plan to create opportunities for more affordable housing. Developers want the plan to allow them to build without having to worry about lengthy appeals.
An opinion piece about author Tyler Chisholm Jr.’s struggle to succeed in governmental rehousing.