Calvary Women’s Services in Anacostia, a transitional housing program for homeless women, received a one-day makeover in March. The Mission Continues — a nonprofit empowering female veterans to continue their service — brought 68 women to the facility to help with the revamp.
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Painted in bold shades of blue, red, green and pink, Whitman-Walker Health’s Max Robinson Center has stood prominently in the historic Anacostia neighborhood, just a… Read more »
The 11th Street Bridge Project, just 28 million dollars short of its goal, seeks to create D.C.’s first elevated public space and help the communities of Ward 8.
An Anacostia public school just created a brand-new STEM lab for its students — many of whom may be experiencing homelessness or poverty.
The Washington Lawyers Committee recently released a report showing racial disparities in fare evasion enforcement by the Metro Transit Police.
A handful of residents of Barry Farm, a public housing complex in Anacostia, breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year when plans to demolish and redevelop the neighborhood were sent back for revision.
Mayor Bowser and several councilmembers spoke at the yearly CNHED housing rally, giving conflicting accounts of the state of affordable housing in D.C. Councilmembers acknowledged the city’s shortcoming while pledging to do more, and as the Mayor highlighted the progress the city has made.
Street Sense vendor and artist Ken Martin discusses the significance of a mural painted on a storefront in Anacostia. The mural is near to his old apartment building that burned down in 1976, leaving him displaced for the first time.
On the 89th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. a parade from Anacostia Park to Barry Farm celebrated his legacy.
D.C. Council unanimously passed an $13.8 billion budget for fiscal year 2018 Tuesday, but Ward 8 residents said they are unsatisfied with the lack of funding for programs like rapid rehousing and the NEAR Act.
Meridian Hill Pictures’ documentary “City of Trees” portrays how Washington Parks and People’s Green Corps training program sought to offer employment training to jobless D.C. residents, despite financial struggles, at the height of the recent economic recession.
A new report found that food deserts make up 11 percent of Washington, D.C. and are concentrated heavily in areas of poverty and low transportation.
Residents fearing displacement are joining Community Land Trusts to maintain control over the price of their homes.
I have called Anacostia my home for the last 43 years. I am so happy that the place I call home is getting some much-needed… Read more »
Horton’s Kids is an award-winning nonprofit is geared toward providing wrap-around services to meet the needs of children growing up in a community where single-parent families subsiding on less than $10,000 a year is the norm.
Outside the window of the city Office of Work Opportunity on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE there is a tree with orange leaves and… Read more »
Barry Farm is slated for redevelopment, but two women fear that they, their families and their neighbors will not be around to enjoy the new and improved community.