The District of Columbia’s new mayor has his work cut out for him in convincing homeless Washingtonians of his resolve to improve their lives. In… Read more »
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A census taken by a non-profit group that monitors the homeless population in Alabama shows that the number of homeless veterans along the coast is… Read more »
Sharon Kelcha’s tormented wanderings came to an end in the darkness of Dec. 12. At 2:30 a.m., the 55-year-old woman, with no fixed address, was… Read more »
The Washington Post reports that a federal audit has put into question more than $10 million in spending by D.C.’s housing agency, which has led… Read more »
In-depth reporting on the proposed Preservation, Enhancement and Transformation of Rental Assistance Act of 2010.
The number of low-income families spending more than half their income on housing increased by 76 percent between 1997 and 2003, according to a recently released National Housing Conference Study.
In mid-May, the D.C. City Council approved the District’s budget for fiscal year 2006. And with a projected record operating budget surplus of $149 million, its version includes many new programs aimed at addressing housing and other social needs.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that it would funnel more than $1.4 billion to more than 4,400 homeless programs in 2005, marking the largest amount it has ever committed to combat homelessness in one year.
President Bush’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2006 was marked by deep cuts to domestic programs.