Nearly a year ago, the District implemented a 60-month time limit on welfare benefits. More than 6,000 families who had been on the rolls for more than five years saw reductions in their checks as a result.
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Funds for District homeless services would see a $7 million reduction under a newly released city budget for fiscal year 2013.
With more than one million visitors expected to come to town to take in the flowers, will there be enough motel and hotel rooms left to house the homeless families who do not fit in the city’s overflowing family shelter?
An advertising agency campaign that used homeless people as Internet hotspots has drawn a swift an angry reaction from critics.
A look at president Obama and the tea party
The school board said they were getting more tutors to help the kids. But I left the meeting still worried. I wasn’t convinced by the reassuring words.
The 2013 budget proposal for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) calls for $44.8 billion in spending, a three percent over- all increase from 2012.
An interview with Barbara Poppe, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Georgetown University hosts an international collection of students to inovate for Street Sense
At Bread for the City’s Northwest Center, located in the District’s Shaw neighborhood, guests gathered on Feb. 16 to cut a ribbon, and to celebrate the official beginning of a much-needed new health program.
Unmarried people do not need to prove that they have nowhere else to stay before entering a homeless shelter, a Manhattan court ruled February 22.
Jeffery McNeil discusses Obama’s legacy and the failings of the Republican party.
Nation’s capital. Only key to survive is to live.
A look at recent political policy changes
The 6th edition of Klever’s Comics
For Mayor Vincent Gray, the One City Summit represented a crucial step in making the slogan “One City” into a reality for Washington, D.C.
It’s never easy finding a good lawyer. But for struggling D.C. residents, the legal clinic at Bread for the City makes the process just a little bit easier.
A look at racial discrimination and restitution.
A Street Sense vendor who uses a
wheelchair has sued two Metro Transit Police officers, claiming they violated his constitutional rights during a May 19, 2011, arrest near the U Street Metro station.
A nurse arranged in her will for her
525-square-foot condo to be converted
into a shelter after her death in September