Artist/Vendor experiences participating in the Xavier challenge, an event meant to expose university students to the experience of homelessness.
Content categorized as Shelter
Patrick Geiger argues D.C.’s PIT count results reveal worrisome trends for homeless singles.
“We can be the government that ends homelessness,” said one councilmember.
Volunteers and staff members at Samaritan Ministry’s Northwest D.C. location provided clothing, meals and smiles.
A long-awaited downtown service center for D.C.’s homeless residents officially opened on Feb. 25 at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW. The grand opening comes after the mayor’s initial plan to open the center on Nov. 1.
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration cut, and then partially reinstated, fiscal year 2019 funding for housing counseling services. Across-the-board funding cuts related to a federal block grant program, totalling $3.4… Read more »
This 10-year study in Boston, Massachusetts, analyzed the discrepancies between the mortality rates of the unsheltered homeless population versus the sheltered homeless population.
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.