Worries about eviction during the pandemic disproportionately affect Black and Hispanic renters, widening the racial wealth gap.
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THRIVE, a partnership between four local nonprofits, launched a basic income program in Ward 8. Participants report that the extra money has made an unimaginable difference in their financial situation.
Artist Joseph Walker on how he copes with the country’s economic system.
Teachers and local organizations are pushing for more support for homeless students so that they can successfully stay on track while taking classes.
Since the CARES Act was passed, many Americans who filed tax returns have already received their economic stimulus payment. Catholic Charities DC is reaching out to those who may not have filed and think they’re ineligible.
Two bills addressing housing discrimination received a hearing on Feb. 20. In response, critics voiced their concerns regarding the enforcement of this legislation and whether they are adequate enough to fully address this deep-rooted systemic issue.
At a recent Urban Institute (UI) symposium examining “inclusive growth” by promoting “resident financial health,” attendees were reminded how far our society has come and how far it still has to go.
ATD Fourth World and Oxford University merged the insights of academics, practitioners, and activists to map out the experience of poverty in the US.
The subject of homeless encampments can be difficult to understand, and even more difficult to talk about. Homeless encampments affect not just the people who live in them but those who live around them. This article explores how this topic affects everyone.
For the fourth consecutive year, at least seven local newsrooms are joining us in a collaborative effort to investigate what is working and what is not working to reduce and prevent homelessness in our communities across the District.
A lawsuit against several real estate companies claims discrimination against tenants with housing vouchers.
The Washington Lawyers Committee recently released a report showing racial disparities in fare evasion enforcement by the Metro Transit Police.
A tipped restaurant worker discusses why she supports Initiative 77 and why you should too.
“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.
David Schwartzman, the DC Statehood Green Party candidate for D.C. Council At-Large, writes about D.C. human rights violations.
A look at wage injustices
On March 15, Mayor Muriel Bowser delivered her fourth State of the District Address at UDC. Hour beforehand, community organizers held a “The People’s State of D.C.” rally outside of the university.
On March 12, ten years after the financial crisis, I again joined the Fed Up Campaign (the “green shirts,” as they have been named by the government bureaucrats), along with members from Spaces D.C., to march on Wall Street.
Funding for housing programs is based on the area median income as determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The District is at a disadvantage because HUD defines the AMI to include all of the D.C. Metro Region, which means more affluent parts of Maryland and Virginia affect the data.
Gary Minter offers his take on how federal tax code could be re-written to benefit the “little people”.