This 10-year study in Boston, Massachusetts, analyzed the discrepancies between the mortality rates of the unsheltered homeless population versus the sheltered homeless population.
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A fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing Complex displaces 160 residents and leaves one senior trapped in the building for five days.
Two men were arrested after a violent episode at the 2nd and D Street shelter.
Advocates questioned the timeline to close D.C. General and the impact of demolition taking place on the campus. D.C. Council held a hearing to investigate.
Matthew Farkas, a resident at 801 East men’s shelter for several years, died on May 11 at the age of 36. It was exactly one month before his birthday.
Street Sense Media artist and vendor Reginald Black interviews U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters about homelessness, housing and community organizing.
Families at D.C. General are left to deal with terrible conditions while D.C Council examines construction delays. DHS still wants to close shelter on time.
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.
A group of individuals formerly or currently experiencing homelessness held a forum May 4 for D.C. mayor and council chair candidates at the Church of the Epiphany, in downtown D.C.. The questions centered… Read more »
Robert Williams invites readers to imagine themselves as homeless and to consider the challenges they would face.
The D.C. Council questioned the changes to the construction schedule, and asked if they presented a risk to families living in D.C. General. Representatives from the government agencies in charge of the demolition assured that the demolition would be done safely.
A poem about cold weather and the danger it poses
James Butler, who is running for mayor of D.C., outlines his plan to end homeless in the District using a three-part process that focuses on community engagement, replacing D.C. General, and redistribution of tax money.
The D.C. Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment held a public hearing Jan. 10 to discuss Bill 22-0223, the Public Restroom Facilities Installation and Promotion Act of 2017. The bill seeks to increase access to restrooms in downtown neighborhoods where they are scarce. Community representatives testified to the benefit such an initiative would have for tourists, residents, and the homeless alike.
Construction continues on smaller short-term shelters in each ward. Not all of the new shelters will be open by the time D.C. General closes, requiring an expanded use of motels to house displaced shelter residents in the interim.
An anonymous person voices complaint.
An experience of a shelter resident.
Betty Everett reminds us to love what we have.
A website by Excella Consulting, intended to help homeless youth in Washington, D.C., connect to available support services was presented at the United States Census Bureau on Nov. 29.
The D.C. Council voted again in favor of the Homeless Services Reform Act (HSRA) Amendment of 2017, and several councilmembers introduced amendments to the bill.