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.
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The appeals court listened to concerns of displacement and disadvantage for the impoverished as a result of the rezoning of Barry Farm.
The D.C. City Council discusses what parts of the District are considered “food deserts” and how to bring grocery store access to these areas.
Residents fearing displacement are joining Community Land Trusts to maintain control over the price of their homes.
Residents of 801 East Men’s Shelter were relocated due to plumbing issues.
The D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative held a health and wellness fair for neighbors at a Ward 7 community center last month. Exhibits discussed how to cope with asthma attacks, how to cook fresh produce, job training and more.
Members of the Empower D.C. housing campaign and residents of public housing took a walk around the Wilson Building weeks before the first FY2017 budget… Read more »
See where the candidates for D.C.’s 2016 Primaries stand on issues affecting the District’s un-housed community
On March 9, 2016, the DC Housing Authority (DCHA) Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution advocates are calling the “Right to Return.” The resolution… Read more »
On a warm, overcast morning last week, Councilmember LaRuby May and a long line of community members stood across the street from a vacant lot… Read more »
The revival of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Southeast has become emblematic of D.C.’s physical and economic transformation.
Every time it snows more than two inches, why is it that people living on the side streets or even the main streets of Southeast… Read more »
The New Communities Initiative (NCI), based in the mayor’s office, oversees conversion of deteriorating public housing sites into mixed-income developments. It was created during the administration… Read more »
Black culture in the District of Columbia has faced issues such as police violence, displacement and high unemployment for years. This January, the United Nations… Read more »
I have called Anacostia my home for the last 43 years. I am so happy that the place I call home is getting some much-needed… Read more »
Many low-income parents across D.C. grapple with hardships ranging from hunger to gentrification to hospital bills. It’s their reality, part of daily life. But a… Read more »
As it enters a new year, Washington may be on the right track when it comes to helping homeless families. On December 23, Integrated Community… Read more »
The people of Southeast have been powerless to stop death. In the span of three days, as many bodies were found: one in the apartment… Read more »
It is a shame you can’t go outside, or open a window without getting a contact high. I am sixty-two years old. I don’t want… Read more »