Legal, financial and social service experts agree that financial abuse is an integral component of most abusive relationships and can prevent victims from seeking help.
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A Street Sense vendor talks about his struggles after rapid rehousing.
A Street Sense artist and vendor shares her ideas on a more effective way to provide services to those experiencing homelessness.
A memorial for Street Sense Media Artist-in-Residence Elizabeth Kitsos-Kang.
A poem by a Kimball Elementary School student about her identity as a member of the DMV community
With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the D.C.-based nonprofit Friendship Place recently launched Family Connect, a privately funded homelessness prevention and diversion program. The 115-day program focuses on getting participants into stable housing and helping them gain employment as quickly as possible.
Funding for housing programs is based on the area median income as determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The District is at a disadvantage because HUD defines the AMI to include all of the D.C. Metro Region, which means more affluent parts of Maryland and Virginia affect the data.
Emmalyn Sharf told a crowd of activists huddled in a heated tent at Freedom Plaza about the life and death of her friend of more than 10 years, Michael Dunne.
Street Sense Media vendor talks about activist Danica Roem and makes critics about the Democratic Party.
Wendell Williams discusses a moment in his life that meant a lot to him.
An obituary for Fred Anderson, one of the first vendors of Street Sense.
Vendor Wendell Williams shares his personal journey, rising through the ranks in the radio broadcast industry and finding his way to personally overcome addiction and chronic homelessness.
The capital’s response to the horrific events that took place in Charlottesville.
The jobs immigrants have are undocumented and they are paid below minimum wage.
An opinion piece that details how modern liberalism as become a plague of narccissm.
D.C. is still on track to end veteran homelessness but housing affordability and availability remains a big issue.
JBG Companies, owner of the Beauregard apartment complex in Alexandria approved for renovation years ago, announced in late February that it has put the project up… Read more »
In a new HUD report, D.C. tied with Idaho for the highest percentage increase in homelessness.
Carpenter’s Shelter, an Alexandria nonprofit, celebrated Thanksgiving with current and former residents.
Despite ongoing efforts to streamline the housing voucher system, the way the vouchers are structured and calculated often causes confusion and limits choices available to recipients.