The Virginia Williams Family Resource Center, the District’s access point to family shelter, opens at 8:30 every morning. Adults with children in tow are assessed,… Read more »
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Two housing groups in Washington, D.C., were penalized for refusing to accept government subsidies as payment for security deposits and monthly rent, said the Equal Rights Center, the plaintiff in this case.
Inspired by the homeless prevention pilot program for families that was launched in 2015 a new Department of Human Services program called Project Reconnect will provide “shelter diversion and a rapid exit” for single adults.
A Street Sense vendor talks about his struggles after rapid rehousing.
An opinion piece depicting author Tyrone Chisolm Jr’s struggle to succeed in governmental rehousing.
Several families who have received rapid re-housing subsidies marched nearly two miles from Virginia Williams Family Resource Center to the headquarters of the D.C. Department of Human Services, to voice their concerns about the program.
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.
Rapid re-housing is one of the District’s most criticized homeless services programs. Advocates, councilmembers, providers and recipients give their accounts.
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 »
A new housing lawyer is advocating for D.C. residents cut from the growing rapid rehousing program.
An interview with Barbara Poppe, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness