In 2011, Peta-Gay Lewis could not wait to become a homeowner in Ward 5’s Ivy City. She was one of the first residents to obtain… Read more »
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The nation’s first non-profit grocery store recently opened its doors in the struggling community of Chester, Pennsylvania. Fare & Square has a goal of providing… Read more »
Clean. Safe. Polite. These are the three words that come to mind for Bonnie Pritchard. She is assistant director of education at Central Union Mission and… Read more »
Every year around Christmas we start to think of those who are living homeless. And every year since 1990, National Homeless Persons Memorial Day has… Read more »
More than two years have passed since Myles “Lashai” McLean, a transgender woman, was fatally shot on a Northeast Washington street. But the struggle to… Read more »
Teachers, lawmakers and children rallied on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Oct. 2 to protest the closing of Head Start programs they credited with… Read more »
While national monuments, museums and federal offices remained shuttered due to the budget stalemate in Congress, officials in Washington D.C.’s not-so-autonomous city government struck a… Read more »
At the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Sept. 17, a three-judge panel considered whether to let stand an injunction that blocks the city from… Read more »
Three children race through the intersection of Providence and Capitol streets NE. Two kids ride scooters and one is on a bike. An oncoming taxi… Read more »
Phillip Black talks about how he made a friend selling Street Sense.
Three decades ago, advocate Mitch Snyder helped raise awareness about Washington’s growing homeless crisis, organizing sit-ins and hunger strikes that were the beginning of something much… Read more »
Michael Bennett pushes a shopping cart laden with boxes of Cocoa Puffs and Fruit Loops down Massachusetts Ave. A crowd of homeless people follows close… Read more »
A vendor profile for Stephen Thomas, discussing his life.
The answer to that is yes. The reason why is because of the system. Housing also has a lot to do with it. The waiting… Read more »
There is an old saying that a woman’s work is never done. The same can be said for local advocates for the poor and homeless,… Read more »
Homeless mothers described harrowing nights spent huddled with their children in hospital and train station waiting rooms. And they pleaded with city officials for beds…. Read more »
The flea market section of Eastern Market is now in danger of being closed down and put into the hands of developers that have their own interests in mind.
Affordable housing was listed as a “top priority” of residents attending Mayor Vincent Gray’s Feb. 11 One City Summit. Less than two weeks later, at a Feb. 23 ground-breaking ceremony for a new low-cost housing development, the mayor was eager to show he had gotten the message.
It’s never easy finding a good lawyer. But for struggling D.C. residents, the legal clinic at Bread for the City makes the process just a little bit easier.
A list of the homeless dead is by nature incomplete, steadily unfolding. The lives of the homeless are often cut two or three decades short… Read more »