Franklin Park, long a gathering place for homeless residents, will open in September with new public bathrooms, improved accessibility, and overhauled greenspaces.
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The Church of the Epiphany will be opening its parish hall and mission center as shelter spaces, which will be able to host up to 35 individuals from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., at least through the end of July.
The nonprofit has trained people with high barriers to employment for the past 30 years and will now expand to run a new cafe in the renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown D.C.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library reopens after a three-year renovation. COVID-19 has affected it, but the library is still trying to help the homeless community.
Artist and vendor Sybil Taylor shares her experience dealing with the effects of COVID-19 in downtown D.C.
The redevelopment of Franklin Park has been planned for years. Due to past starts and stops, some residents thought it was only a rumor. But people were forced to leave on June 30 and a fence is being erected on July 1.
Members of the racial justice collective Freedom Fighters D.C. began to sit in at the plaza in protest of the mayor’s proposed police budget. Hundred joined them over the course of two days.
A formerly homeless man writes about how the federal response to Black Lives Matter demonstrations in DC has cut some homeless people off from a place sleep and receive help from others.
The influx of people into downtown DC and the aggressive police response has put people experiencing homelessness in DC on edge.
About 50 people gathered at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in honor of Homeless Person’s Memorial Day. An service was held by local religious leaders.
Local housing activists visited the Wilson Building to deliver budget priorities to their councilmembers.
Remembering Bernard “Chino” Dean Jr.
A reflection of gratitude for Church of the Epiphany by Street Sense Media artist/vendor Anthony Carney.
Multiple Street Sense vendors give their opinions on bench removal in the downtown area.
Street Sense Media artist and vendor Reginald Black writes about a D.C. park closing.
Two men were struck and killed on July 10 in James Monroe Park when an SUV barreled off of Pennsylvania Avenue and into the park bench where they had been sitting.
For the last four years, a small group of community activists has pushed for access to public restrooms in downtown Washington, D.C. They managed to influence the introduction of legislation to pursue this goal, but are worried it will not receive a vote.
The National Museum of the American Indian hosted a candlelight vigil in honor of the Native American women who have been murdered or are currently missing.
$1.7 million grant from Bowser to pilot a center homeless advocates have been requesting for a decade
Bill that allows the District to work with the National Park Service to maintain and operate Franklin Square Park passes in the House of Representatives