Samantha Batko predicts how a Biden administration will handle policies related to housing and homelessness.
Content categorized as strategic plan to end homelessness
Dan Hooks thanks those who helped him find a place to call home.
The Way Home campaign and the Fair Budget Coalition are calling on the D.C. Council to allocate an additional $66 million to build more permanent supportive housing and fund critical homelessness prevention programs.
The state-of-the-art men’s shelter is set to replace a 380-bed facility in Southeast DC by September 2021. But construction atop a former landfill and a Metrorail tunnel have raised environmental and structural concerns.
Last week the ICH presented a draft of Homeward D.C. 2.0 in an effort to revitalize the goals of their initial plan, Homeward D.C., and fix shortcomings discovered during its implementation over the past four years. During the meeting, multiple D.C. residents, many of whom were formerly homeless, expressed their concerns with the city’s ability to fulfill the plan’s ambitious goals. Along with the general vagueness of the document itself, residents took issue with the lack of transparency regarding policy meetings and the little progress being made for universally affordable housing.
Reginald Black, a Street Sense artist and vendor explains how solutions to homelessness could be led by those experiencing it themselves.
A look at the politics surrounding local policy