On May 13th, the DC Government exercised protocols to “cleanup” two encampments near Union Station and NoMa that caused substantial displacement of a number of residents.
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Artist/Vendor Marcus McCall interviews Ami Angell on the mission and programs of The h3 Project, which focuses on homeless outreach efforts near NoMa and Union Station.
Vendor/Artist Jennifer McLaughlin contributes a report on a fire near the U.S. Department of Transportation that may have been caused by a cigarette butt during high winds.
On Jan. 3, 2021, CCNV filed a lawsuit against the HHS and GSA over the rights to the shelter, paralleling back to past conflicts with the federal government
Despite CDC warnings, on March 4, The Deputy Mayor on Health and Human Services conducted the 18th encampment cleanup in 2021 on 1st and H, cleaning up trash and displacing several individuals to pave the way for a construction project.
The Community for Creative Non-Violence, D.C.’s largest homeless shelter, filed a lawsuit against the federal government for breach of contract and disrupting their daily activities.
D.C. workers on pandemic-related unemployment programs are struggling to get approved for benefits and back-pay.
Many people are asking that question. It raises concerns both about the safety of American citizens and restoration of the rule of law.
Shelter residents are sent to DHS’s isolation sites when exposed to COVID-19. But some report mistreatment and transphobia by staff and security guards.
DC government conducted a cleanup at the encampments along L and M St. NE on Dec. 8. Advocates helped residents move their belongings and collect trash.
ANC commissioners are pushing back against city officials’ plans to house 60 women – more people than Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office recommends for mass gatherings – at a recreation center in Ward 6 this winter.
The People for Fairness Coalition, Ward 6 Mutual Aid and Gonzaga Peace Club distribute essential items to help encampment residents cope during hypothermia season.
COVID-19 presents another challenge for the unhoused community in Washington, D.C. Will local leaders take the right actions to create positive social change after this unprecedented crisis?
As hypothermia season activates in D.C., shelter residents say it’s as cold inside as it is outside.
More than 100 women experiencing homelessness were cast out of the Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter during a Sept. 22 deep clean of the building. While out on the lawn, some told stories of verbal abuse from staff and guards. They say the rules and conditions are pushing them to their breaking point.
Reginald Black voices his concerns about people living unsheltered in the NoMa neighborhood.
At least 100 formerly homeless youth took to the streets of Eastern Market on June 16 for a demonstration in support of their peers and the Black Lives Matter movement. They were all members of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, which houses approximately 150 runaway and homeless youth and provides counseling, education, and life- skill services.
The first two episodes of “Beats” a web series by Street Sense Media and The Homeless Filmmakers’ Co-op.
Hands Up Outreach Ministry, a faith-based community organization handed out blankets, water, socks, and other supplies to residents of the NoMa homeless encampment during Black History Month.
Several people living at an encampment in the NoMa neighborhood lost everything in an April 8 fire. They’ve been working to pick up the pieces with community support.