Down on the corner by the X bus stop Lives a little homeless man on a cardboard cot.
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For nine days in March, 26 Georgetown University students went hungry to demand a living wage for university employees.
For many of D.C.’s workers, looking for a job does not mean filling out applications or flipping through the want ads. For day laborers, the… Read more »
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that it would funnel more than $1.4 billion to more than 4,400 homeless programs in 2005, marking the largest amount it has ever committed to combat homelessness in one year.
“In spite of all the ups and downs and things I’ve done to myself,” Moses Scott says, “I’ve had a beautiful life. I don’t think I would change anything about it.”
A look at the politics surrounding local policy
Bewildered by the Numbers Your paper is very well written and interesting for a community newspaper. I am a public policy grad student at GW… Read more »
Mark Schoenfeld’s story is a happy one. He was once on the street, but now is the applauded co-writer of book, music and lyrics of… Read more »
Thousands of low-wage workers in the District got a workers in the District got a pay raise with the New Year, as the minimum wage… Read more »
According to a recent report from the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute, the gap between the cost of housing and the average income of low-wage workers… Read more »
A poem by David Harris depicting the experience of a beggar.
A poem depicting the way homeless people are treated by others.
Of course everyone knows the meaning of despair; however its raw truth can only be understood if one considers a few synonyms – hopelessness, dejection,… Read more »
A book review of Hope Dies Last, by Studs Terkel, a renowned oral historian.
An article about the struggles of formerly incarcerated people in their attempts to reintegrate into society.
Author/Vendor Amy Levey documents the homelessness surge in D.C
Last year well over one million workers were employed by two of the largest day labor companies, and over 50% of them were homeless. These… Read more »
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is a fourth-generation Washingtonian. She is serving her seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Nationally recognized as a… Read more »
Richard Traxell discusses the necessity of a universal living wage that is made accessible to all who work.