The National Park Service cleared the 35-resident Union Station encampment on June 1, throwing away belongings and involuntarily committing one resident.
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Abel Putu writes about his goals for the New Year.
Juliene Kengnie expresses her thanks to her customers at Eastern Market through a letter.
Meet some of the people living at Allen Park in Truxton Circle who will either be displaced by the upcoming Dec. 2 clearing or placed into housing accommodations through the city’s new encampment pilot program.
A public restroom pilot program plans to address the longstanding problem of access to public restrooms. An anticipated report by the work group consisting of nine government agencies is planned to release a report sometime this month.
The National Park Service closed a second triangle park near Union Station on Oct. 15. Ten people who had been living in the park at Massachusetts Avenue and 3rd Street NE had only 14 days to find a new place to live.
An encampment eviction was suspended for less than a day after a District worker used a small front loader to push over a tent with an individual still inside. District officials maintain the worker didn’t know someone was inside, but it raises the question: How could this happen in the first place?
D.C. officials are moving some residents into housing from three large encampments, but others may be kicked out. Where will they go?
Like K Street in January 2020, the underpasses at L Street and M Street NE will be designated as “pedestrian passageways.” Unlike the K Street eviction, D.C. government says it will expedite housing as part of removing people and their belongings.
Ward 6 residents are advocating for soon-to-be available land to become a new community-controlled, permanently affordable housing and retail space in the Navy Yard neighborhood.
Local Templeton Academy sophomore Miguel Coppedge started a fundraiser last year to benefit children in foster care and families experiencing homelessness. His charity donations are destined for St. Ann’s Center for Youth, Children and Families, the place where he was adopted at age 2.
This fall, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will begin renovating the park at the corner of New Jersey Avenue and O Street NW, permanently displacing an encampment of about 30 residents, and adding to their uncertainty.
The Eckington property is supposed to be developed into affordable housing by Mi Casa, an affordable housing developer. In the meantime, the belongings of encampment residents were thrown away.
Thrive DC and the Community Family Life Services are opening their second housing facility in the Kenilworth neighborhood in Northeast D.C. to help women returning from prison or struggling with addiction to have stable housing, access to mental health services, and a peer support network.
On May 13th, the DC Government exercised protocols to “cleanup” two encampments near Union Station and NoMa that caused substantial displacement of a number of residents.
Artist/Vendor Marcus McCall interviews Ami Angell on the mission and programs of The h3 Project, which focuses on homeless outreach efforts near NoMa and Union Station.
Vendor/Artist Jennifer McLaughlin contributes a report on a fire near the U.S. Department of Transportation that may have been caused by a cigarette butt during high winds.
On Jan. 3, 2021, CCNV filed a lawsuit against the HHS and GSA over the rights to the shelter, paralleling back to past conflicts with the federal government
MidCity’s plan for Brookland Manor disproportionately causes the eviction of residents of color, leaving advocates eager to preserve affordable housing for all.