The National Alliance to End Homelessness’s new leadership pledged to end homelessness by centering racial justice and lived experience at the organization’s annual conference.
Content categorized as Living Unsheltered
USICH created seven principles of encampment engagement to assist communities that are hoping to address encampments. USICH’s guidance operates under a flawed rehousing system and promotes encampment closures.
D.C.’s heat plan has been activated more than 20 times this year, but residents experiencing homelessness still don’t know where to go to get cool.
D.C. so far has housed just a fraction of the people experiencing chronic homelessness despite the availability of more funding this year.
A webinar from the Housing Narrative Lab underlines the ways data and journalism fail to truly tell the story of homelessness.
Artist experiencing homelessness’ belongings destroyed, and his presence as a community staple upended in encampment sweep.
D.C.’s voucher waitlist is 37,000 people long, but the city government is only planning to fund 20 new vouchers for the residents on it.
The National Park Service cleared the 35-resident Union Station encampment on June 1, throwing away belongings and involuntarily committing one resident.
The 2022 Point in Time (PIT) count results from 9 participating jurisdictions across the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia were revealed at this month’s Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments meeting on May 11. A decrease across all subgroups of the region’s homeless population was reported.
On April 21, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced in the front-entrance parking lot of D.C. Housing Authority headquarters the results of the District’s 2022 point in… Read more »
I’m getting situated in Hampton, Va. I was staying with Yusef when he suddenly got called out to an overseas assignment. He gave me $25… Read more »
Due to concerns for their immediate safety, some encampment residents have expressed a desire for greater police presence around encampments. However, homeless rights advocates advise that the police force is fundamentally unsuited for meeting the safety, resource and housing access needs of unsheltered residents.
Angie Whitehurst shares her thoughts on the state of Ukraine.
National Park Services will work in collaboration with D.C. Health and Human Services to shut down two encampments on federal property, ending a pandemic policy that prevented federal authorities from removing encampments on federal land.
Levester Green writes about his life recently.
Levester Green uses clothing to reflect on his time as a homeless person.
Patricia Donaldson shares tips on how people can help the homeless during the winter months.
Despite the challenges of occurring in the second year of a global pandemic, the 2022 Point in Time Count took place on Jan. 26 in D.C. Those familiar with the count discuss its importance.
Daniel Ball woke up cold and wet on the morning of Friday Feb. 25, following a rainy night with a low of 34 degrees. D.C.’s Hypothermia Alert was activated the night before, but was deactivated by Friday afternoon. His brown puffer coat was darker near the bottom where water had seeped through.
Justin T. Blakey writes about the importance of words.