The D.C. government recently conducted two clean-ups of tent encampments in the NoMa neighborhood, forcing the displacement of several homeless community members.
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Three tent encampments in NoMa were cleared over the last three weeks. The encampments were in locations that have been designated for public art projects by the NoMa BID.
Article explores Trump’s effect on the poor and the middle class and vicious cycles of wealth distribution in the U.S.A.
Democrats held a rally on Dec. 13th outside of the U.S. Capitol in the freezing cold to denounce Trump’s new tax bill
Residents at the Community for Creative Nonviolence now have access to a recently refurbished computer lab, tech training, and free laptops. The program’s director aims even higher.
As I look back over my life and think things over, I can truly say that I am blessed. I am a living testimony.
Senator Al Franken sat down with Street Sense vendor Ken Martin to discuss homelessness, gentrification and Bill Maher.
The CCNV is the largest homeless shelter in D.C., but it is also full of dark secrets. Residents speak out about what’s broken in the D.C. housing system and what needs to be fixed.
The United Way of the National Capitol Area is preparing for its second annual Project Homeless Connect on October 19. The resource fair will connect homeless Washingtonian with free on-site access to medical care, employment services, housing information and more.
Residents fearing displacement are joining Community Land Trusts to maintain control over the price of their homes.
Residents of Museum Square Apartments rallied with affordable housing advocates to save their homes from Bush Companies, which owns the apartment building and wants to replace it with luxury apartments.
Play written by Street Sense vendor and artist, Ivory Wilson.
Rose Jaffe portrays residents and staffers of the historic Community for Creative Nonviolence in a new mural outside the shelter.
More than a dozen people who had sought refuge next to Union Station were evicted from their encampment under the H Street overpass on Thursday… Read more »
As resident of a tent community near Union Station anticipate a city cleanup in the nation’s capital, Indianapolis city government passes what advocates say is model encampment cleanup legislation.
On June 16, forty youth from New York, Atlantic City, Newark, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. joined together at the Thomas Jefferson Building to hear… Read more »
Charles Gladden works as a dishwasher and janitor at the cafeterias in the U.S. Senate buildings, making $11 an hour. Recently, Gladden was involved in… Read more »
When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010, I had no understanding of healthcare. I didn’t understand what an individual mandate was or… Read more »
From May 2013 through October 2014, street reporter and Street Sense vendor Reginald Black delved into the history and current state of the Community for Creative Nonviolence shelter, and closely followed a hearing spearheaded by Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham to discuss what would happen once the covenant requiring DC government to use the property for homeless services expires.