A source-of-income lawsuit against Bozzuto Management results in a unique settlement with broad implication for future discrimination cases related to housing subsidies
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Nine women who used DC’s Home Purchase Assistance Program for first-time homebuyers are now forced into a lawsuit after a multiyear battle over poor construction and repairs of their homes.
Family and neighbors gathered on Feb. 20 evening to celebrate the life of Angela Hill, who died under the John Philip Sousa Bridge. She had lived there for at least 10 years.
The D.C. Tenants Union partnered with tenant leaders at Marbury Plaza in Southeast D.C. to organize a rent strike and push the landlord and city government for repairs and rental relief.
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.
Only one hospital is currently located east of the Anacostia River, while six of D.C.’s seven acute care hospitals are located in Northwest — even though wards 2 and 3 have close to the same number of residents as wards 7 and 8. As a result, primary-care clinics are filling the gap.
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 »