Virtual court proceedings for District patients involuntarily committed to treatment under the Ervin Act may continue, even post-pandemic, following recent recommendations made to the DC Council’s Committee on Health.
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Artist/Vendor Aida Peery discusses her decision to get vaccinated from COVID-19 and shares her gratitude to readers for their support during this difficult time.
Artist/Vendor Anthony Carney provides readers with an update on recent health issues and also offers perspective to think on.
Artist/Vendor Wendall Williams provides his thoughts on why the government should consider a living wage based on lessons learned from COVID relief.
The DC region experienced a decline in homelessness figures over the past year, but the true impact of COVID-19 remains to be seen as pandemic assistance programs expire.
The D.C. Council voted down a controversial measure last week that would have allowed landlords to resume sending eviction notices during the pandemic, opting instead to revisit the proposal at a later date.
Artist and vendor Sheila White shares her greatest personal struggle and her concern that many others in the area will be affected by homelessness once pandemic-related eviction prohibitions expire.
As legal proceedings shift online, many of the most vulnerable are left without the tools they need to show up in court. These problems, legal aid workers say, are affecting eviction hearings across the US.
Vendor Carlton Johnson shares his thoughts on what DC’s priorities should be for reopening from COVID’s closures.
A district court judge ruled against the CDC’s eviction moratorium, but the final outcome remains uncertain.
For over two decades, the New Heights program has played a fundamental role for teenage parents in D.C. Still, the program faces instability due to multiple proposed budget cuts and reducing the staff size.
The D.C. Office of the Inspector General announced it will review the District’s Department of Employment Services following months of delayed payments and technical glitches that have left many unemployed workers without income.
Queenie Featherstone offers some brief but important words to remind everyone COVID-19 is still among us.
Warren Stevens shares his hopes for better days after COVID-19.
Efforts to vaccinate people experiencing homelessness and not in the shelter system in the District have been underway since the end of March after low-barrier shelters received distributions in February and March. But community advocates have cited multiple complaints of vaccine inequity when distributing to unhoused populations, people in poverty, and people of color.
Shane Sullivan, a harm reduction outreach worker, argues that only full decriminalization of drugs will enable the District to seriously address its increasingly deadly street supply.
Rodney Stotts, a falconer in the DMV, uses his birds to educate young people beyond the classroom – which the education system desperately needs during the COVID-19 pandemic as children struggle with mental health.
Time of thought Past.
A war versus reality. Where did 2020 go?
Hope for what is not here yet: The future, 2021.
Queenie Featherstone advocates for housing for all admits the COVID-19 pandemic.
DHS is holding town halls at its PEP-V sites to tell residents that PSH vouchers have run out, so most will need to find another plan for where to go before PEP-V closes in September.