More than 100 women experiencing homelessness were cast out of the Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter during a Sept. 22 deep clean of the building. While out on the lawn, some told stories of verbal abuse from staff and guards. They say the rules and conditions are pushing them to their breaking point.
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Reginald Black voices his concerns about people living unsheltered in the NoMa neighborhood.
Artist and vendor Mary Sellman comments on the effects of the public health crisis.
COVID-19 is expected to cause a surge in homelessness, and motels used for overflow family shelter space — now being eliminated — may become the only place to house families.
At least 100 formerly homeless youth took to the streets of Eastern Market on June 16 for a demonstration in support of their peers and the Black Lives Matter movement. They were all members of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, which houses approximately 150 runaway and homeless youth and provides counseling, education, and life- skill services.
The man suspected of killing Darrel Finney by setting him on fire has been arrested by MPD and is facing charges of murder and arson.
Hope Has a Home committed to opening 48 medical respite beds in the District, doubling the city’s capacity for this service. The program was launched by AmeriHealth Caritas D.C. and Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas in partnership with Unity Health Care and Pathways to Housing.
The first two episodes of “Beats” a web series by Street Sense Media and The Homeless Filmmakers’ Co-op.
Hands Up Outreach Ministry, a faith-based community organization handed out blankets, water, socks, and other supplies to residents of the NoMa homeless encampment during Black History Month.
Several people living at an encampment in the NoMa neighborhood lost everything in an April 8 fire. They’ve been working to pick up the pieces with community support.
In less than a week, Taylar Nuevelle has organized significant mutual aid for women residing at the emergency shelter within King Greenleaf Recreation Center.
As part of the District of Columbia’s strategic plan to reduce homelessness, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for The Aya in Ward 6 on Feb. 21. It is the fifth of seven short-term family housing facilities.
Anthony Williams died, on Jan. 26 in an altercation over a sale of K2. He aspired to open a group home for homeless adults and youth. His family and friends memorialized him at The House of Praise on Feb. 13.
An 11-month-old girl died in a hotel being used as a family shelter early in February.
As encampment residents in the NoMa neighborhood were forced to move from an underpass on K Street in January, one group’s fundraiser illustrates the challenges that come with outreach to a community with varying needs and priorities.
As the homelessness crisis rages on, more resources are needed to provide daily outreach and affordable, permanent housing.
Street Sense Media’s executive director, Brian Carome, writes about Mayor Bowser’s decision to uphold the eviction of residents of the K Street NoMa encampment.
Residents of the K St underpass in NoMa prepared to permanently move their tents and belonging. The clear out was in response to complaints by NoMa residents and the NoMa Business Improvement District.
The clearing of people and their possessions from the K Street underpass between First and 2nd streets NE will take place on Thursday, Jan. 16 regardless of weather conditions, according to Jessica Smith, a policy analyst for the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services.
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.