DHS is holding town halls at its PEP-V sites to tell residents that PSH vouchers have run out, so most will need to find another plan for where to go before PEP-V closes in September.
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On Jan. 3, 2021, CCNV filed a lawsuit against the HHS and GSA over the rights to the shelter, paralleling back to past conflicts with the federal government
How a 2005 law puts unhoused, first-time expectant mothers in uncomfortable spaces. Only women in their third trimester qualify for family shelter.
Two people died due to complications from COVID-19, two were killed, and two died in the cold.
The D.C. Department of Human Services is matching people experiencing homelessness to donated Airbnbs, or outright paying for hotel rooms, to help them stay safe during the week of Inauguration.
All three PEP-V sites have been at or near capacity for the past 5 weeks, stressing workers and residents who have to wait weeks to get their problems resolved.
Shelter residents are sent to DHS’s isolation sites when exposed to COVID-19. But some report mistreatment and transphobia by staff and security guards.
Thirteen people living in D.C. shelters have tested positive for COVID-19 cases since Nov. 18 according to data from the Department of Human Services, ending a 20-day streak of no new cases among shelter residents.
Local nonprofits say the cuts will make it harder for them to serve homeless youth amid the coronavirus pandemic.
ANC commissioners are pushing back against city officials’ plans to house 60 women – more people than Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office recommends for mass gatherings – at a recreation center in Ward 6 this winter.
A transgender man is suing the National United Methodist Church and Friendship Place, alleging that they discriminated against him for being transgender.
The Census, which informs how funding for many programs, has struggled to count the homeless population. This effort has been further complicated by COVID-19.
The D.C. Department of Human Services recently opened a third PEP-V site at the Fairfield Inn to accommodate individuals experiencing homelessness who are more vulnerable to COVID-19.
As hypothermia season activates in D.C., shelter residents say it’s as cold inside as it is outside.
The Patricia Handy Place for Women will close down for year-long renovations in November or December.
More than 100 women experiencing homelessness were cast out of the Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter during a Sept. 22 deep clean of the building. While out on the lawn, some told stories of verbal abuse from staff and guards. They say the rules and conditions are pushing them to their breaking point.
Rochelle Walker explores what makes a home through poetry.
Without a new national relief bill in sight, the Department of Employment Services says it continues to review the $300 per week unemployment benefits being offered by the Trump administration. And with thousands of District residents behind on rent and facing food insecurity, there are growing calls for D.C. to apply.
Artist and vendor Reginald Denny recounts his experiences with homelessness.
A piece by artist and vendor Laticia Brock.