The CARE pilot program closes four of the largest encampments in D.C. The program offers housing for one year to those who made the by-name list. Those not on the list were forced to relocate. Aldo Richardson was one of the many who needed to relocate to New Jersey and O Street park encampment in hopes of qualifying for housing.
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Meet some of the people living at Allen Park in Truxton Circle who will either be displaced by the upcoming Dec. 2 clearing or placed into housing accommodations through the city’s new encampment pilot program.
Meet Yannik Omictin and Evelyn Hudson, two ANC commissioners in Foggy Bottom, who have used their elected office to advocate for the rights of their constituents experiencing homelessness.
D.C. opened a renovated Franklin Park in September. An unhoused resident pushed out of a nearby encampment interrupted the ceremony & was quickly whisked away.
Franklin Park, long a gathering place for homeless residents, will open in September with new public bathrooms, improved accessibility, and overhauled greenspaces.
After wooden planters were illegally placed in front of a Ward 2 Safeway following a scheduled encampment clean-up, advocates and housed residents fought back against this attempt to keep the unhoused residents from moving back.
U.S. Park Police is planning to “move on” tent communities in Burke and Samuel Gompers Memorial Park after neighbors complained to them, accusing the unhoused of several federal code violations.
Artist/Vendor Colly Dennis provides opinions on what the Franklin Square Park renovations means, as well as its impacts.
Artist/Vendor Jackie Turner provides her opinion on the redevelopment of Franklin Park, with a hint of nostalgia.
The originally scheduled full cleanup of two encampments would have displaced homeless residents from one site to make room for a “streatery.”
Franklin Park is scheduled to reopen in August this year. Unsheltered residents who live in the area share their views about Franklin Park’s closure and reopening.
The Patricia Handy Center for Women, which closed earlier this year to repair long-standing plumbing, power, and air system issues, has actively been used by the DC Department of Human Services as a shelter since March 2021.
The Church of the Epiphany will be opening its parish hall and mission center as shelter spaces, which will be able to host up to 35 individuals from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., at least through the end of July.
William ‘Bill’ Maggi was a force of personality in Dupont Circle for decades. His death is still a mystery, and his daughters mourn his loss.
The nonprofit has trained people with high barriers to employment for the past 30 years and will now expand to run a new cafe in the renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown D.C.
Street Sense Media vendor Saul Aroha Nui Tea explains how puppeteering came to play the role of therapy in his life and breaks down his latest folk opera.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial library reopens after a three-year renovation. COVID-19 has affected it, but the library is still trying to help the homeless community.
Artist and vendor Sybil Taylor shares her experience dealing with the effects of COVID-19 in downtown D.C.
Two homeless residents living in front of the Safeway at 17th and Corcoran streets NW lost all their belongings overnight. They claim it was neighborhood vigilantes.
Colly Dennis questions how the city has been treating the homeless community.