Artist/vendor Laticia Brock shares the second part of her series on the horrors of living in a tent city in the form of a poem.
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Patrick Geiger argues D.C.’s PIT count results reveal worrisome trends for homeless singles.
“I try to follow the rules, but you still want to f*** with me.”
Monica and Pete lived in tents on the streets of D.C. for two years, working and seeking assistance. In a matter of days, their GoFundMe that a law student established raised over $41,000 and they moved indoors.
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.
Andre Brinson writes about an experience with a police officer on an extremely cold night.
Vendor Anthony Carney describes his daily, repetitive routine during cold weather in order to stay warm.
Andre Brinson shares his holiday gratitude and remembers a difficult Christmas Eve.
Charles Martin Davis died of natural causes and was found in his bedroom on Oct. 21, according to a police report. Davis, a Street Sense Media vendor, writer and illustrator, was 55 years young. He often sold newspapers in the Tenleytown neighborhood.
Man experiencing homelessness writes about the importance of public restrooms in Washington DC
Local man experiencing homelessness shares the benefits and limits of Social Security.
The fences are down and “Rain” is up in the M Street NE underpass. Bi-weekly homeless encampment cleanups continue on L Street, K Street and First Street.
This 10-year study in Boston, Massachusetts, analyzed the discrepancies between the mortality rates of the unsheltered homeless population versus the sheltered homeless population.
A series of “encampment” locations between the NoMa and Union Station Metro stops have experienced more frequent “re-cleaning” visits by city workers for at least two months.
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.
Laticia Brock describes her time living in “Tent City” and the experiences she shared with the people she lived with.
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.