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.
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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.
Clean. Safe. Polite. These are the three words that come to mind for Bonnie Pritchard. She is assistant director of education at Central Union Mission and… Read more »
Teachers, lawmakers and children rallied on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Oct. 2 to protest the closing of Head Start programs they credited with… Read more »
While national monuments, museums and federal offices remained shuttered due to the budget stalemate in Congress, officials in Washington D.C.’s not-so-autonomous city government struck a… Read more »
Phillip Black talks about how he made a friend selling Street Sense.
Three decades ago, advocate Mitch Snyder helped raise awareness about Washington’s growing homeless crisis, organizing sit-ins and hunger strikes that were the beginning of something much… Read more »
A vendor profile for Stephen Thomas, discussing his life.
The answer to that is yes. The reason why is because of the system. Housing also has a lot to do with it. The waiting… Read more »
There is an old saying that a woman’s work is never done. The same can be said for local advocates for the poor and homeless,… Read more »