Karl Racine’s offices sued landlords of six buildings over safety violations present in 812 apartments.
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The Horizon, a short-term family shelter, opened on Oct. 9. It is one of six shelters promised by Mayor Muriel Bowser to replace D.C. General.
Residents of once-Sanford Capital owned properties are being sued for back pay following divestment of the low-income real estate firm’s assets to a receivership group.
The Washington Lawyers Committee recently released a report showing racial disparities in fare evasion enforcement by the Metro Transit Police.
Connie Porter, known as Southeast Washington’s “Cat Lady,” talks about her passion for cats and how caring for them positively impacted her life.
A tipped restaurant worker discusses why she supports Initiative 77 and why you should too.
An apartment fire in Southeast destroyed one unit and damaged three others. Neighbors are rallying to support those who were affected.
Residents of the Barry Farm housing development held a rally on Aug. 18 to halt demolition and to demand a seat at the table to discuss the redevelopment plan for the area.
A handful of residents of Barry Farm, a public housing complex in Anacostia, breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year when plans to demolish and redevelop the neighborhood were sent back for revision.
Pharmacies have long been in short supply in Wards 7 and 8, which serves as a disadvantage to residents.
Wendell Williams writes about the fate of Barry Farms, land used to build 444 units of public housing.
Matthew Farkas, a resident at 801 East men’s shelter for several years, died on May 11 at the age of 36. It was exactly one month before his birthday.
Mayor Bowser and several councilmembers spoke at the yearly CNHED housing rally, giving conflicting accounts of the state of affordable housing in D.C. Councilmembers acknowledged the city’s shortcoming while pledging to do more, and as the Mayor highlighted the progress the city has made.
Several D.C. government agencies announced plans to renovate a vacant apartment complex, to create 220 new unites of affordable housing.
Street Sense vendor and artist Ken Martin discusses the significance of a mural painted on a storefront in Anacostia. The mural is near to his old apartment building that burned down in 1976, leaving him displaced for the first time.
In this opinion piece Reginald Black urges neighbors of Congress Heights to band together to continue fighting to end economic disparity and housing inequality in D.C.
Tenants of Congress Heights and other protesters marched on the home of land developer Geoff Griffis. They are concerned that Griffis’ planned redevelopment of their apartments at Congress Heights will displace them from their homes.
On the 89th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. a parade from Anacostia Park to Barry Farm celebrated his legacy.
The volunteer-driven Hoya Clinic is a training ground for Georgetown medical students and a much-needed free clinic for residents of D.C. General Family Shelter.
D.C. residents took part in a “grocery walk” in protest against the lack of healthy food access in Southeast D.C. Together, Wards 7 and 8 have only three grocery stores to serve more than 150,000 residents.