This fall, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will begin renovating the park at the corner of New Jersey Avenue and O Street NW, permanently displacing an encampment of about 30 residents, and adding to their uncertainty.
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The Eckington property is supposed to be developed into affordable housing by Mi Casa, an affordable housing developer. In the meantime, the belongings of encampment residents were thrown away.
MidCity’s plan for Brookland Manor disproportionately causes the eviction of residents of color, leaving advocates eager to preserve affordable housing for all.
The District Task Force on Jails and Justice made 80 recommendations to the Mayor to invest in more affordable housing, to help communities and prevent crime.
Artist and vendor Mary Sellman comments on the effects of the public health crisis.
COVID-19 is expected to cause a surge in homelessness, and motels used for overflow family shelter space — now being eliminated — may become the only place to house families.
Brookland Manor residents keep on fighting the possible displacement they face with upcoming redevelopment.
Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffier answered questions from the community.
The American Dream used to be that if you worked hard and saved, you could buy a house in the same neighborhood you grew up… Read more »
Karl Racine’s offices sued landlords of six buildings over safety violations present in 812 apartments.
D.C. government, nonprofit organizations and citizens are responding to the most recent spike in synthetic drug overdoses.
The Tenants Advocacy Coalition held the second half of its Candidate’s Forum at the end of May. Attendees discussed affordable housing and development in D.C.
Angie Whitehurst gives her opinion Councilman McDuffie’s response to recent developments at Brookland Manor.
Michael W. Palmer, a former military police officer and department of corrections employee in the state of Virginia, never thought he’d become a pastor. Palmer… Read more »
A look into the struggle between the preservation and the development of McMillan park.
Residents of Brookland Manor are in a battle against developers. They fear that plans for new apartments will push out large families and low-income residents.
Small Northeast D.C. neighborhood Ivy City is going through a major transformation – new shops, restaurants, bars and apartment buildings are popping on practically every corner.
On Sept. 22 at a community meeting at Bethesda Baptist Church in Northeast, two land developers and the non-profit agency Empower DC presented proposals to D.C.’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development about how to develop the historic and currently vacant Crummell School.
The D.C. City Council discusses what parts of the District are considered “food deserts” and how to bring grocery store access to these areas.
Residents fearing displacement are joining Community Land Trusts to maintain control over the price of their homes.