Artist and vendor Sybil Taylor shares her experience dealing with the effects of COVID-19 in downtown D.C.
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Karl Racine announced three lawsuits against seven landlords and property management companies for denying tenancy based on race, disabilities, and sources of income.
Nonprofit land developer Jubilee Housing has projects underway to provide affordable housing for returning citizens.
Activists marched to the home of Mayor Muriel Bowser to protest the quality of services provided to homeless people in the District.
Patty Stonesifer, former CEO of Martha’s Table and Ward 3 resident, offers a call to action to examine the racism and racial bias present in her neighborhood.
Two homeless residents living in front of the Safeway at 17th and Corcoran streets NW lost all their belongings overnight. They claim it was neighborhood vigilantes.
Colly Dennis questions how the city has been treating the homeless community.
The redevelopment of Franklin Park has been planned for years. Due to past starts and stops, some residents thought it was only a rumor. But people were forced to leave on June 30 and a fence is being erected on July 1.
Members of the racial justice collective Freedom Fighters D.C. began to sit in at the plaza in protest of the mayor’s proposed police budget. Hundred joined them over the course of two days.
A formerly homeless man writes about how the federal response to Black Lives Matter demonstrations in DC has cut some homeless people off from a place sleep and receive help from others.
The influx of people into downtown DC and the aggressive police response has put people experiencing homelessness in DC on edge.
A virtual roundtable invited DC housing experts and public housing residents to consider how COVID-19 will affect redevelopment plans going forward.
Homeboy, a resident of D.C. experiencing homelessness, lost nearly all of his possessions in an encampment clean-up.
According to a witness, encampment cleanups are continuing amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau rallied alongside about 150 tenants and supporters at a Columbia Heights apartment building and vowed to pursue legislative initiatives to expand the city’s rent control law. The rally was organized by Reclaim Rent Control, a campaign supported by 45 local union and non-profits which aims to improve conditions in rent-controlled apartments.
Two perspectives on life shared by artist and vendor Ibn Hipps.
On Jan. 20 Sandra Jackson was honored by Georgetown University as part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration, a free, ticketed musical tribute that featured Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan and the Let Freedom Ring Choir. Jackson is the executive director of House of Ruth and has had two decades of experience in social services management in the D.C. area.
Street Sense Media vendor and artist Alice Carter tragically passed away on December 18, 2019.
Local tenants who have been withholding rent since December describe the myriad problems with their apartments, including mold, bedbugs, leaks and broken heaters.
After local tenants withheld their rent to demand repairs, their landlord sent them eviction notices. A rally was held the morning of their court date.