According to a witness, encampment cleanups are continuing amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
For the time being, service providers contracted by the Department of Human Services can bill the agency at their full rate for case management.
Over the course of two webinars, the National Alliance to End Homelessness offered guidance on how homeless service providers can protect their constituents during the pandemic.
New referrals to the District’s coordinated entry housing program were suspended last month. Service providers say the process should be resumed virtually until the public health situation subsides.
Pierre Johnson, a Street Sense artist/vendor, offers advice for the coronavirus pandemic in comic form.
Aida Peery, a Street Sense artist/vendor, expresses thanks for her customers and their families.
Jeff Taylor, a Street Sense artist/vendor, offers a thank you.
Eric Thompson-Bey, a Street Sense vendor and artist, reflects on reactions to coronavirus.
Dan Hooks, an artist and vendor with Street Sense, continues his life story.
Levester Green, a Street Sense artist and vendor, gives an update on his life and encourages supporting Street Sense artists through buying greeting cards.
Wendell Williams, a Street Sense vendor, outlines the complicated reality of stimulus checks for the working poor.
William Merrifield, Esq. advocates for prioritizing placing people experiencing homelessness in affordable housing, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. He highlights social housing as an overlooked solution.
Jeff Taylor, a vendor with Street Sense, condemns President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Angie Whitehurst explains the importance of the U.S. Census for allocating resources to the communities who need it.
In less than a week, Taylar Nuevelle has organized significant mutual aid for women residing at the emergency shelter within King Greenleaf Recreation Center.
Street Sense vendor Jemel Fleming writes about the importance of truthful news sources.
Street Sense Media Vendor/Artist Angie Whitehurst (right) interviews National Low Income Housing Coalition Housing Advocacy Organizer Kyle Arbuckle in this special segment produced by the Street Sense Media Homeless Filmmakers Cooperative.
Day-to-day operations look different now in many of the District’s health care providers that serve low-income and homeless residents. Whitman-Walker Health, Community of Hope, Unity Health Care, and La Clínica del Pueblo are re-orienting care to virtual platforms and instituting protocols for personal protective equipment to keep both patients and providers safe.
Artist and vendor Billy Meyer laments the loss of sporting events and normalcy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Artist and vendor Sybil Taylor offers words of encouragement for 2020 in a poem.