The Bowser Administration collaborates with the private sector in a new initiative to combat homelessness.
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“We can be the government that ends homelessness,” said one councilmember.
Advocates from The Way Home Campaign demonstrated for an additional $35.5 million in the FY2020 budget just before Mayor Bowser announces her preliminary budget at the State of the District Event.
Approximately 15 representatives from the People For Fairness Coalition canvassed the Wilson Building on Dec. 21, seeking more funding and stronger legal protections to address… Read more »
Reginald Black explains how important housing subsidies are for the homeless.
Vendor Reginald Black calls for a comprehensive, city-wide approach to replacing D.C. General with local family shelters.
James Butler, who is running for mayor of D.C., outlines his plan to end homeless in the District using a three-part process that focuses on community engagement, replacing D.C. General, and redistribution of tax money.
After one month, a new Transitional Housing Program that works with employment services has been a success, according to residents and city officials. The program houses seven individuals and is helping them find permanent employment and housing.
Mayors around the U.S., including D.C.’s Muriel Bowser launched a coalition between public and private leaders to call on the federal government to invest more in affordable housing.
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.
Artist and Vendor Betty Everett shares her best wishes for everyone in 2018.
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 get… Read more »
Dr. Dennis Culhane’s (above, right) work as a University of Pennsylvania professor of social policy has been instrumental in housing policy. His research led to a federal… Read more »
I recently sat down to talk with Marta Beresin, a staff attorney for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. During our wide-ranging conversation, I had the chance to get Beresin’s thoughts on many aspects of the challenge of homelessness.
For nearly 24 years Anthony Crawford called the streets of Washington, D.C., home. That all changed on July 15 when he signed a lease and was handed the keys to his own room at a men’s transitional living center.
A description of the controversial proposed changes to the H. S. R. A. (Homeless Services Reform Act)
In Alexandria, Va. the city council has approved a controversial proposal to demolish hundreds of low-end garden apartments in favor of high-density development.
A look at hidden communities in the D.C metro area.
Last Christmas Eve, Deborah Wade, 58, was left broken-hearted by her husband. She was also left with rent and bills she could not pay. By January 12, the new life she had worked so hard to build had crumbled away.
Located on the 2800 block of Texas Avenue SE, the Gasner House is now home to 49 extremely poor single adults. It is one of eight houses that are part of the organization’s Affordable Housing Capital Campaign.