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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.
About 50 people testified at a public hearing last week in support of a bill that would increase wages for direct support professionals.
As DC’s Treasure Trove jewelry store prepares to close, Anthony Carney reflects on the effect the store has had on him.
Gwynette Smith tells shares her story of a 20-year long difficult job search.
Artist and vendor James Gartrell recounts experiences with hiring discrimination and urges for equality.
Vendor Ibn Hipps reflects on the opportunities Street Sense has given him.
Monica Diaz was able to find housing thanks to a Washington Post but wishes everyone would be able to find a home regardless of an article written about them.
Artist and vendor Darlesha Joyner celebrates finding work.
A freelance writer reflects on how technology can play a concerning role in the future of jobs.
Artist and vendor Ronald Smoot shares his view on life after being released from jail
A long-awaited downtown service center for D.C.’s homeless residents officially opened on Feb. 25 at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW. The grand opening comes after the mayor’s initial plan to open the center on Nov. 1.
Street Sense vendor Reggie Jones shares a poem showing his appreciation for his job with Street Sense.
Street Sense vendor Marcellus Phillips reflects on how Street Sense has helped him create a comfortable living situation.