Artist/Vendor Wendall Williams provides his thoughts on why the government should consider a living wage based on lessons learned from COVID relief.
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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.
The D.C. Council extended unemployment benefits set to expire for many residents at the end of October for another seven weeks. This change came amid criticisms of the system, including many residents saying they could not file claims for unemployment.
Artist and vendor Henry Johnson shares his experience with the stimulus.
Artist and vendor Sybil Taylor shares her experience dealing with the effects of COVID-19 in downtown D.C.
Dorian Warren, Glenn Harris, and Michael McAfee outline how housing policy could impact the 2020 election.
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.
Reporting on findings that indicate minorities are being affected the most by the economic recession.
Opinion reporting on the increased difficulties faced by those experiencing homelessness as they try to secure employment and re-entry.