MidCity’s plan for Brookland Manor disproportionately causes the eviction of residents of color, leaving advocates eager to preserve affordable housing for all.
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Despite CDC warnings, on March 4, The Deputy Mayor on Health and Human Services conducted the 18th encampment cleanup in 2021 on 1st and H, cleaning up trash and displacing several individuals to pave the way for a construction project.
The District Task Force on Jails and Justice made 80 recommendations to the Mayor to invest in more affordable housing, to help communities and prevent crime.
The Community for Creative Non-Violence, D.C.’s largest homeless shelter, filed a lawsuit against the federal government for breach of contract and disrupting their daily activities.
D.C. workers on pandemic-related unemployment programs are struggling to get approved for benefits and back-pay.
Many people are asking that question. It raises concerns both about the safety of American citizens and restoration of the rule of law.
Shelter residents are sent to DHS’s isolation sites when exposed to COVID-19. But some report mistreatment and transphobia by staff and security guards.
DC government conducted a cleanup at the encampments along L and M St. NE on Dec. 8. Advocates helped residents move their belongings and collect trash.
ANC commissioners are pushing back against city officials’ plans to house 60 women – more people than Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office recommends for mass gatherings – at a recreation center in Ward 6 this winter.
The People for Fairness Coalition, Ward 6 Mutual Aid and Gonzaga Peace Club distribute essential items to help encampment residents cope during hypothermia season.
COVID-19 presents another challenge for the unhoused community in Washington, D.C. Will local leaders take the right actions to create positive social change after this unprecedented crisis?
Solar Works D.C., through the DDOE, employs low-income residents in a solar installation and job training program. Panels are installed across the District, and low-income residents can request installations for free.
As hypothermia season activates in D.C., shelter residents say it’s as cold inside as it is outside.
Jemel Fleming shares what life is like in his neighborhood.
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.
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.