The D.C. Department of Human Services is matching people experiencing homelessness to donated Airbnbs, or outright paying for hotel rooms, to help them stay safe during the week of Inauguration.
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Artist/Vendor Colly Dennis reflects on his year.
All three PEP-V sites have been at or near capacity for the past 5 weeks, stressing workers and residents who have to wait weeks to get their problems resolved.
Artist and vendor Jeff Taylor critiques the case study written by Street Sense Media about the life and death of Alice Carter, who he knew and lived with.
The D.C. Superior Court ruled legislation that gives protections to tenants facing eviction is unconstitutional, violating property owners rights.
Local D.C. advocacy group People for Fairness Coalition called for a greater investment in ending homelessness during 2020’s Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day.
The People for Fairness Coalition kicked off its eighth overnight vigil and advocacy initiatives surrounding National Homeless Persons Memorial Day. At least 73 people died homeless in the District in 2020, the organizers say.
Worries about eviction during the pandemic disproportionately affect Black and Hispanic renters, widening the racial wealth gap.
Thirteen people living in D.C. shelters have tested positive for COVID-19 cases since Nov. 18 according to data from the Department of Human Services, ending… Read more »
Local nonprofits say the cuts will make it harder for them to serve homeless youth amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Michael A. Stoops Anti-Discrimination Amendment Act, which would make homelessness a protected class, stalled out for the second time in the D.C. Council.
D.C. Council gives the Mayor authority to extend the state of emergency, thus extend the eviction moratorium. But COVID-19 and unemployment remain issues.
Casa BITS provides short-term housing and community for Black, Indigenous, People of Color trangender and intersex D.C. residents.
Qualifying landlords will receive direct rent relief if they are willing to forgive a portion of tenants’ delinquent rent. Applications are due by Dec. 11.
Samantha Batko predicts how a Biden administration will handle policies related to housing and homelessness.
The DC Council has not yet passed a permanent bill to seal eviction records for tenants in the District.
The People for Fairness Coalition, Ward 6 Mutual Aid and Gonzaga Peace Club distribute essential items to help encampment residents cope during hypothermia season.
Ivory Wilson updates readers on her life.
Rev. John Littlejohn asks readers to work through disagreements towards a common goal.
Vendor Angie Whitehurst shares her thoughts on the need for rental reform.