As Pride month ends, service providers for unhoused queer youth remind us of the work left to be done.
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The AimHire program, which has helped 1,200 people find jobs, has been expanded into a government pilot.
D.C. Council committees proposed small increases to housing programs and social services during the markup process, but did not meet housing advocates’ demands.
D.C. workers applying for unemployment insurance still report long wait times and late pay, as DOES slowly modernizes their application system.
Jeff Taylor reflects on how he became homeless.
Cortney R. Signor shares the 4th installment of her tumultuous experience in D.C.
Employers nationwide in service and low-skilled industries have struggled to find willing workers for many reasons, including remaining fear of COVID-19. Job seekers have struggled to keep up with skill requirements and balance family care needs. Local D.C. programs are working hard to bridge the gap between the two by placing applicants into reliable jobs.
Artist/Vendor Wendall Williams provides his thoughts on why the government should consider a living wage based on lessons learned from COVID relief.
The D.C. Office of the Inspector General announced it will review the District’s Department of Employment Services following months of delayed payments and technical glitches that have left many unemployed workers without income.
Tenant voices were conspicuously absent from the deliberation on recommendations that will affect the District’s most vulnerable renters’ ability to remain housed through the end of the pandemic and long after.
Tenants from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia marched to the home of White House domestic policy chief Susan Rice on Jan. 23 and called on the Biden administration to include rent cancelation in the latest COVID-19 relief package proposal
Jobless D.C. residents can look to extended federal unemployment programs even as problems plague local benefits and Biden’s plan stalls in Congress.
D.C. workers on pandemic-related unemployment programs are struggling to get approved for benefits and back-pay.
After Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a $100 million grant fund for businesses struggling due to COVID-19, community organizations asked for the funding to be used to encourage those businesses to help their community.
D.C. Council gives the Mayor authority to extend the state of emergency, thus extend the eviction moratorium. But COVID-19 and unemployment remain issues.
DC will provide a one-time payment of $1,200 to nearly 20,000 residents whose unemployment benefits are set to expire after Christmas.
Street Sense explains the unemployment benefits available, and how to claim them.
In the second Council hearing on unemployment benefits this fall, workers and Councilmember SIlverman continued to raise concerns about DOES’s system for unemployment benefits.
When Andre Roberson and Yolanda Hayden lost their jobs and homes, the DCSEU Workforce Development program helped get them back on their feet.
The D.C. District Cout prevents the Trump administration from revoking SNAP eligibility for thousands of Americans.