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.
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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”.
Jennifer McLaughlin makes the case for House Resolution 4547, the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018
Earlier this month organizers hosted a mass meeting in D.C. as a revival of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign, where grassroots activists and clergy leaders called for an end to systematic racism, inequality, and other forms of oppression in the District.
A former State Department accountant calls for a guaranteed annual income to help address extreme inequality.
After a riveting keynote speech from Neil McInroy at this year’s Global Street Paper Summit, it is clear that social inequality is becoming a greater focus for economists. In a recent feature for The Conversation, Steve Schifferes, professor of financial journalism at the University of London, takes a deeper look at why social issues are increasingly being viewed as an economic problem.
Article explores Trump’s effect on the poor and the middle class and vicious cycles of wealth distribution in the U.S.A.
Democrats held a rally on Dec. 13th outside of the U.S. Capitol in the freezing cold to denounce Trump’s new tax bill
A letter to Congress.
Poverty must not survive. The notion that poverty will be around, in spite of efforts to alleviate the hardship it creates, is one of those… Read more »