“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.
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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.
Funding for housing programs is based on the area median income as determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The District is at a disadvantage because HUD defines the AMI to include all of the D.C. Metro Region, which means more affluent parts of Maryland and Virginia affect the data.
Annapolis’s Banneker-Douglass Museum hosted an event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“I Have a Dream” is a gospel musical about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The major events of the Civil Rights Movement,… Read more »
A memorial to Norman Lane.
Emmalyn Sharf told a crowd of activists huddled in a heated tent at Freedom Plaza about the life and death of her friend of more than 10 years, Michael Dunne.
More than 400 volunteers of all ages came together for B & Dee’s Baltimore Love Thanksgiving Clothing Drive and Empowerment Day meal.
Nine-year-old Miracle Omar has founded several projects that benefit homeless people. Some of her projects include giving out school supplies, collecting socks and toiletries, and collecting household items to give to previously homeless people after they’re placed in housing.
Cassandra Morgan began performing stand-up after escaping an abusive relationship and facing homelessness. Now she is part of a community of survivors that draw strength from each other, share their stories and help others avoid similar situations.
D.C. street paper vendor Henrieese Roberts travels to Baltimore to learn what it feels like on the ground at a live-in demonstration outside of city hall. Fifty-five homeless people and their advocates created what they call Tent City as a testament to their need for public housing solutions.
An poem about the inequality that effects low income people living in the D.C area.
On his new album, after years of work, Street Sense vendor Ron Dudley details his experiences with homelessness, loss and faith.
The jobs immigrants have are undocumented and they are paid below minimum wage.
An opinion piece that details how modern liberalism as become a plague of narccissm.