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.
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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.
Homelessness is up by 6 percent this year in the city, according to the newly released preliminary results of an annual homeless count conducted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG).
In December 2010, the Home for Good Plan was launched in L.A. Now the plan has exceeded its goal in getting long-term homeless and veterans into housing.
A letter to the editor about housing costs and rent.
Five buildings at the Upper Post of Fort Snelling in Minnesota will be converted into apartments for homeless veterans. The $10.2 million project, led by St. Paul-based developer, Common Bond Communities, will create 58 units, potentially as soon as 2013.
A shelter in Alexandria tries to help people afford housing.
Just a few minutes from the U.S. Capitol is Open Door Shelter, which is operated by New Hope Ministries, a local nonprofit founded in 1993. … Read more »