Ever since the city announced its plan to close the D.C. General family shelter and transfer its residents to new facilities in seven of the… Read more »
Content categorized as Ward 1
Artist-vendor Angelyn Whitehurst writes about jazz and poetry at Loaves and Fishes.
An appeal brought against the District government by a group of 42 homeless men who were evicted from the La Casa low-barrier shelter in 2010, has been summarily dismissed on all counts by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
A photo essay by Vendor/Artist Ken Martin showing a Ward 1 neighborhood meet-up to discuss public safety and more.
A group of homeless men who stayed at La Casa sued the city under the Fair Housing Act.
Rochele Johnson pulls up a picture on her phone. It is of herself sixteen months ago, when she entered a detox program. “Who is this?”… Read more »
Tucked between Washington Hospital, the Soldiers’ Home and McMillan Reservoir in Columbia Heights sits nearly three acres of grass that remained empty for years. After… Read more »
Half a block from the Columbia Heights metro station, across from IHOP, Best Buy, and other restaurants and retail establishments, sits the District’s first seven-story… Read more »
Reporting on how the Citiwide Computer Training Center helps educate low-income families and those in poverty on necessary computer skills.
Reporting on the threat of a homeless shelter being closed due to rapid building developments in Columbia Heights.
A vendor profile for Edward Ross, Street Sense Vendor near 18th & Columbia NW in Adams Morgan.
An overview of the results of the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute’s latest report on housing affordability in DC.
It’s pretty fundamental – the lower your Street Sense vendor number, the longer you’ve been with the organization. Take for instance, Patricia Henry, whose vendor… Read more »
The Franklin School, a shelter that currently serves up to 170 men, is slated to close later this year, leaving homeless men in downtown D.C with no public shelter options for an indefinite period of time.
Shelter in Columbia Heights to remain open during redevelopment.