Housing and substance abuse experts said having housing before attempting to seek treatment for individuals who are struggling with substance abuse increases the likelihood of success.
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The authors of a new Brookings Institute report break down their findings about where housing has been constructed in the D.C. metro area and how that affects affordability.
The Capital Region Housing Challenge was announced by the Housing Leaders Group of Greater Washington March 20. The challenge aims to encourage $1 billion in commitments to fund affordable housing projects in the D.C. metro area.
On Jan. 26, the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center hosted its 25th Winterhaven Stand Down, a resource event for homeless and at-risk veterans. The day included on-the-spot hiring, legal aid, warm meals and more.
More veterans housing is being built in Maryland by Bowman Community Development Corporation, a project of the First Baptist Church in Annapolis. Bowman was issued permits… Read more »
Street Sense Media vendor Robert Warren calls for people to think, and vote, independently.
The Brett Kavanaugh hearing was like watching a seven-game World Series. It had the makings of an epic Hatfield-McCoy rivalry. Two teams have bad blood,… Read more »
The Washington Lawyers Committee recently released a report showing racial disparities in fare evasion enforcement by the Metro Transit Police.
The Way Home Campaign rallied advocates this morning for a series of informal meetings with councilmembers welcoming them back into session and reminding them to end chronic homelessness.
A Street Sense vendor talks about his struggles after rapid rehousing.
A Street Sense artist and vendor shares her ideas on a more effective way to provide services to those experiencing homelessness.
At the “People’s Barbecue” in Baltimore City in August, local nonprofits offered resources to attendees.
Five people were killed Thursday, June 28 at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.
“Undesign the Redline” is an interactive look at how the effects of discriminatory selling practices present in the 1930s housing market still affect low-income neighborhoods today. The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) featured the exhibit as the centerpiece of its annual meeting and housing expo this year and in its downtown D.C. office throughout June.
The bill establishes a program where tenants choose to report their rent as a means to establish a better credit score. It has yet to receive funding.
A poem by a Kimball Elementary School student about her identity as a member of the DMV community
May 12 marked the inaugural “Walk 4 Recovery,” organized by D.C. residents to celebrate recovery from substance abuse and bring hope to those struggling with it.
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival launched its “40 days of nonviolent action” campaign on Monday, May 14. Protests and arrests took place in D.C. and surrounding cities. Artist/Vendor Henrieese Roberts has the story from Annapolis, Maryland.
With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the D.C.-based nonprofit Friendship Place recently launched Family Connect, a privately funded homelessness prevention and diversion program. The 115-day program focuses on getting participants into stable housing and helping them gain employment as quickly as possible.
Embattled landlord Sanford Capital, sued two years ago by the District for the horrific living conditions at some of its properties, came to an agreement with D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine which requires the company to relinquish all ownership of its residential properties throughout the city.