The redevelopment of Franklin Park has been planned for years. Due to past starts and stops, some residents thought it was only a rumor. But people were forced to leave on June 30 and a fence is being erected on July 1.
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Members of the racial justice collective Freedom Fighters D.C. began to sit in at the plaza in protest of the mayor’s proposed police budget. Hundred joined them over the course of two days.
A formerly homeless man writes about how the federal response to Black Lives Matter demonstrations in DC has cut some homeless people off from a place sleep and receive help from others.
The influx of people into downtown DC and the aggressive police response has put people experiencing homelessness in DC on edge.
Homeboy, a resident of D.C. experiencing homelessness, lost nearly all of his possessions in an encampment clean-up.
According to a witness, encampment cleanups are continuing amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Two perspectives on life shared by artist and vendor Ibn Hipps.
On Jan. 20 Sandra Jackson was honored by Georgetown University as part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration, a free, ticketed musical tribute that featured Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan and the Let Freedom Ring Choir. Jackson is the executive director of House of Ruth and has had two decades of experience in social services management in the D.C. area.
Street Sense Media vendor and artist Alice Carter tragically passed away on December 18, 2019.
About 50 people gathered at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in honor of Homeless Person’s Memorial Day. An service was held by local religious leaders.
Local housing activists visited the Wilson Building to deliver budget priorities to their councilmembers.
Remembering Bernard “Chino” Dean Jr.
On Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 a group gathered in Luther Place Church to commemorate the lives of those who died without a home last year. Following the service, participants gathered along 14th St, and marched in a procession carrying signs with the names of those who had passed and chanting for their right for housing.
People gathered on December 19th to commemorate those who died in D.C. this year without a home.
A reflection of gratitude for Church of the Epiphany by Street Sense Media artist/vendor Anthony Carney.
Multiple Street Sense vendors give their opinions on bench removal in the downtown area.
Mayor Bowser faced residents who were pushing for tighter restrictions on encampments in their neighborhood.
Street Sense Media artist and vendor Reginald Black writes about a D.C. park closing.
Two men were struck and killed on July 10 in James Monroe Park when an SUV barreled off of Pennsylvania Avenue and into the park bench where they had been sitting.
A 2018 map of DC illustrates the major inequities of available affordable housing in high-income areas of DC and concentration in a few lower-income areas.