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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.
The 11th Street Bridge Park project has created an “equitable development plan” to ensure that residents of Ward 8 are not pushed out by the new development. The leading idea to keep housing and rental costs down in the neighborhood is a community land trust, which creates a non-profit entity that owns the land, while residents can buy the structures on top with a subsidy.
Residents of the Barry Farm public housing community have filed a class action lawsuit against the D.C. Housing Authority claiming discriminatory practices. The suit alleges… Read more »
Residents of the Barry Farm public housing community have filed a class action lawsuit against the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA) for discriminatory housing practices. The… Read more »
Jennifer McLaughlin shares her feelings on the closure of Oxon Run Park.
After its August recess, the Committee on Government Relations will review two bills that would help close the digital divide that has persisted in D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods.
A D.C.-based startup Urgent Wellness aims to put medical centers in homeless shelters and housing projects to provide care for vulnerable populations.
When The Overlook at Oxon Run opened in 2010, providing affordable housing to young families and seniors like Florestine Jones, it came with an added… Read more »
D.C. Council unanimously passed an $13.8 billion budget for fiscal year 2018 Tuesday, but Ward 8 residents said they are unsatisfied with the lack of funding for programs like rapid rehousing and the NEAR Act.
Empower D.C. put on a number of meetings and workshops to discuss the use of land and development. These meetings also revealed that D.C. has a large income disparity. A better definition of “affordable housing” was called for.
Meridian Hill Pictures’ documentary “City of Trees” portrays how Washington Parks and People’s Green Corps training program sought to offer employment training to jobless D.C. residents, despite financial struggles, at the height of the recent economic recession.
Street Sense interviewed Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White in light of the $250,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to create the Bridge Park Community Land Trust.
A new report found that food deserts make up 11 percent of Washington, D.C. and are concentrated heavily in areas of poverty and low transportation.
On March 3, the D.C. Council Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization held a performance oversight hearing to assess the agencies it monitors. Nearly 30 District residents appeared to testify against slum conditions in low-income housing, hoping to persuade officials to improve the quality and increase the quantity of affordable housing units in the city.
During Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, teens from Southeast D.C. participated in service projects to honor MLK and celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Our Lives Matter campaign, which empowers Black youth in D.C.
Residents of four Congress Heights apartment buildings resolve to stay despite redevelopment plan.
Three quarters of public and charter schools in the District now require uniforms, and according to a Street Sense analysis, some uniforms cost as much as $60 dollars each. The average D.C. public school uniform costs $28 for boys and $32 for girls.
Washingtonians rallied outside D.C. General Family Shelter to demand that Mayor Muriel Bowser prioritize spending for affordable housing over policing and jails in next year’s budget.