Man experiencing homelessness writes about the importance of public restrooms in Washington DC
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Local man experiencing homelessness shares the benefits and limits of Social Security.
This 10-year study in Boston, Massachusetts, analyzed the discrepancies between the mortality rates of the unsheltered homeless population versus the sheltered homeless population.
On Sunday, one year after the events of Charlottesville, a second white supremacy rally, in the nation’s capital, was met with overwhelming opposition. “Unite the Right 2” was over before it began and organizers backed away before their small demonstration was scheduled to commence.
The Northeast is experiencing a heat wave. What resources are available to help D.C.’s homeless community cope?
A short story of the struggles that artist/vendor Patty Feris has experienced over the course of her life.
Volunteer Tyrone Chisolm describes the methods he uses to improve his life as a homeless person.
Housing and homeless services factored heavily into changes considered during a first vote on the city’s budget for fiscal year 2019, held May 15.
On March 8, a homeless encampment was cleared away from federal park land in front of Central Union Mission. One man identifies a 25-minute window in which he lost everything.
On March 8, the Way Home Campaign held a rally and march calling for FY2019 budget appropriations to end chronic homelessness.
Georgetown Ministry Center re-opened its day center under Grace Episcopal Church on Monday, March 19.
A poem about cold weather and the danger it poses
United Nations Special Rapporteur Philip Alston visited several locations throughout the United States to observe and report on extreme poverty and its human rights implications.
Robert Williams calls for increased care towards homeless senior citizens, sharing an experience he had with a homeless friend recently.
The D.C. Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment held a public hearing Jan. 10 to discuss Bill 22-0223, the Public Restroom Facilities Installation and Promotion Act of 2017. The bill seeks to increase access to restrooms in downtown neighborhoods where they are scarce. Community representatives testified to the benefit such an initiative would have for tourists, residents, and the homeless alike.
The annual PIT Count took place Jan. 25. The count is a census of the District’s homeless population that includes people outdoors, people in shelters and people in transitional housing programs. The PIT Count does not provide an accurate census of DC’s homeless youth, so a separate count called the Homeless Youth Census is conducted by Solid Foundations DC, an initiative of Mayor Bowser.
Having escaped years of chronic homelessness, David doesn’t have to look far to remember how far he’s come.
The number of homeless people in Washington, D.C., dropped about 10 percent, from 8,350 in January 2016 to 7,473 last year. But I wouldn’t… Read more »
A Street Sense Media vendor shares her views on the availability of public restrooms.
An inside look at the issues facing the homeless and exploring employment