Nonprofit land developer Jubilee Housing has projects underway to provide affordable housing for returning citizens.
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Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau rallied alongside about 150 tenants and supporters at a Columbia Heights apartment building and vowed to pursue legislative initiatives to expand the city’s rent control law. The rally was organized by Reclaim Rent Control, a campaign supported by 45 local union and non-profits which aims to improve conditions in rent-controlled apartments.
Local tenants who have been withholding rent since December describe the myriad problems with their apartments, including mold, bedbugs, leaks and broken heaters.
After local tenants withheld their rent to demand repairs, their landlord sent them eviction notices. A rally was held the morning of their court date.
When Reggie Cox first learned about Charlie’s Place, a local shelter, he was in urgent need of a place to stay. Now, after volunteering at the shelter, he serves as executive director.
Nonprofit housing developer Jubilee Housing purchased the King Emmanuel Baptist Church, and intends to transform it into affordable housing.
The coalition of nonprofits created Platform of Hope to help families access and navigate existing services by centralizing them. The program will take on its second wave of clients in September.
Some Ward 1 residents say they have legitimate concerns about the construction of a new homeless shelter in their neighborhood.
After nearly 30 years of service at Joseph’s House, Patty Wudel, the nonprofit’s outgoing executive director, leaves behind a legacy of community building and compassion.
The landlord declined to comment on the matter.
Vendor Moyo Onibuje discusses his experience finding housing, the comforts of his new home, and his ambitions for the future.
Woman experiencing homelessness’ review on author Annie Finch’s poetry performance.
D.C. nonprofit Community of Hope reopened its redesigned health clinic in Adams Morgan after two years of renovation. The new clinic has more facilities and specialized resources to serve the immigrant and asylee communities in Ward 1.
Nonprofit developer Jubilee Housing is building affordable housing in Columbia Heights that will allow low-income families to stay in their neighborhood.
Eric Thompson-Bey discusses his journey to getting a job in a restaurant, which began when he obtained an externship through a culinary program called Real Opps located at Thrive D.C.
After budget cuts last October, Thrive DC has cut its hot meals offered from five days a week to three days a week, as well as decreased the hours that clients may use the facilities. Clients and staff alike said they are upset about these changes, but have been working to adjust to the new schedule.
Street Sense vendor returns home to Adams Morgan, the place where he got his start in newspaper sales.
On September 16, a hospice for homeless people with late stage HIV/AIDS called Joseph’s House held a drag show in Adams Morgan. Drag queens performed and community members gathered around to celebrate their community.
A breakfast program on Connecticut Avenue has been feeding 60-70 people every Tuesday-Saturday morning for nearly 30 years. While people are there for a meal, they are also offered clothing, health care, haircuts and art therapy. The warm and welcoming atmosphere is what makes this program noteworthy.
Speakers from One DC, Amalgamated Transit Union 689 and others encouraged the crowd to contact their council members and call for affordable transit.