With only one full-service grocery store to serve more than 80,000 residents, urban farming and a community-supported agriculture program are meeting important nutrition needs.
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Health clinics in D.C. may now prescribe produce to patients with chronic conditions in order to issue assistance to afford healthy food that will mitigate those conditions.
Geoffrey Griffis says it’s cheaper to replace Congress Heights properties than repair them. Attorney General Karl Racine says replacement has been the developer’s goal for years and low-income tenants have suffered.
A group of displaced public housing residents have nominated their community for landmark status to preserve and honor its long history as it undergoes controversial redevelopment.
Part 9 of “The Black Fields Chronicles: The HOBO,” a fiction story based on the reality of homelessness.
Acting director of the District’s Office of Planning, Andrew Trueblood, emphasized his focus on affordable housing as the city develops its new comprehensive plan at a meeting with community activists.
Karl Racine’s offices sued landlords of six buildings over safety violations present in 812 apartments.
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.