Southeast DC’s only hospital is trying to dig itself out of a financial pit, but a lack of patients has complicated the effort.
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Mallory Mpare is seeking to make a difference for pregnant people of color in the District through a mobile health clinic that brings comprehensive care to parents and babies in wards 7 and 8.
Caston won an unprecedented election on Tuesday, June 15 for a seat on a Ward 7 Advisory Neighborhood Commission, besting four other candidates who are also incarcerated in the jail.
The D.C. Tenants Union partnered with tenant leaders at Marbury Plaza in Southeast D.C. to organize a rent strike and push the landlord and city government for repairs and rental relief.
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.
An officer driving to assist a fellow officer the night of July 24 hit a homeless woman who was crossing the street. She died soon after.
A D.C. landlord was arrested for contempt of court amidst litigation over allegations that he neglected to keep his properties up to code.
Passionate and upset D.C. residents packed shoulder-to-shoulder into room 412 of the Wilson Building for a six-hour hearing on the future of the only hospital east of the Anacostia River.
Only one hospital is currently located east of the Anacostia River, while six of D.C.’s seven acute care hospitals are located in Northwest — even though wards 2 and 3 have close to the same number of residents as wards 7 and 8. As a result, primary-care clinics are filling the gap.
The D.C. Health Justice Coalition hosted a community discussion on July 11 to develop their arguments for equitable health care throughout the District.
Health clinics in D.C. may now prescribe produce to patients with chronic conditions in order to issue assistance to afford healthy food that will mitigate those conditions.
Karl Racine’s offices sued landlords of six buildings over safety violations present in 812 apartments.
The Horizon, a short-term family shelter, opened on Oct. 9. It is one of six shelters promised by Mayor Muriel Bowser to replace D.C. General.
A tipped restaurant worker discusses why she supports Initiative 77 and why you should too.
Pharmacies have long been in short supply in Wards 7 and 8, which serves as a disadvantage to residents.
In this opinion piece Reginald Black urges neighbors of Congress Heights to band together to continue fighting to end economic disparity and housing inequality in D.C.
D.C. residents took part in a “grocery walk” in protest against the lack of healthy food access in Southeast D.C. Together, Wards 7 and 8 have only three grocery stores to serve more than 150,000 residents.
After its August recess, the Committee on Government Relations will review two bills that would help close the digital divide that has persisted in D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods.
A D.C.-based startup Urgent Wellness aims to put medical centers in homeless shelters and housing projects to provide care for vulnerable populations.
Empower D.C. put on a number of meetings and workshops to discuss the use of land and development. These meetings also revealed that D.C. has a large income disparity. A better definition of “affordable housing” was called for.