Without a new national relief bill in sight, the Department of Employment Services says it continues to review the $300 per week unemployment benefits being offered by the Trump administration. And with thousands of District residents behind on rent and facing food insecurity, there are growing calls for D.C. to apply.
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A poem by Queenie Featherstone.
Organizers and D.C. residents made noise outside At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds’s house and gave speeches about the need for rent cancellation for D.C. residents.
At least 14 homeless service providers received loans from the federal program for small businesses, which went towards covering payroll costs to retain employees and maintain critical services for the District’s most vulnerable residents.
Artist and vendor Mary Sellman comments on the effects of the public health crisis.
Artist and vendor Gerald Anderson shares his experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic thus far.
Brian Carome discusses the different effects of prematurely switching to a completely remote workplace can have.
Vendor Melody Byrd writes about what she believes needs to be done to support the community.
Congress’ emergency federal aid expansion is set to expire at the end of July, cutting millions of Americans who became unemployed during the Covid-19 pandemic from vital support. Experts advise that the aid package be extended to return poverty rates to pre-crisis levels.
Artist and vendor Marcellus Phillips shares his experience with Bitcoin.
Local housing activists visited the Wilson Building to deliver budget priorities to their councilmembers.
Arthur Johnson applies lessons from baseball to the world of employment and business.
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“One of the most important decisions on the DC Council’s plate this fall is to pass the Direct Support Professional Payment Rate Act of 2019, initiated by Councilmember Brianne Nadeau.”
The next phase of the mayor’s plan to make homelessness “rare, brief, and non-recurring” is in the early stages of planning and will be released next year.
Spero Ministries, a new initiative through Veritas City Church, will provide D.C. residents with job training and temporary employment.
The Direct Support Professional Payment Rate Act of 2019 is under review by D.C. Council. The legislation would increase wages for direct support professionals, a workforce that has seen high turnover due to pay in recent years.
The fissure between DC marijuana law and workplace drug testing policies adds a new barrier for returning citizens from the criminal justice system.
Artist/Vendor Ronald Smoot shares his thanks for his customers.
The District’s inconsistent marijuana laws target low-income residents and can have unanticipated consequences for employment.