With only one full-service grocery store to serve more than 80,000 residents, urban farming and a community-supported agriculture program are meeting important nutrition needs.
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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.
Geoffrey Griffis says it’s cheaper to replace Congress Heights properties than repair them. Attorney General Karl Racine says replacement has been the developer’s goal for years and low-income tenants have suffered.
A group of displaced public housing residents have nominated their community for landmark status to preserve and honor its long history as it undergoes controversial redevelopment.
Karl Racine’s offices sued landlords of six buildings over safety violations present in 812 apartments.
The Washington Lawyers Committee recently released a report showing racial disparities in fare evasion enforcement by the Metro Transit Police.
A tipped restaurant worker discusses why she supports Initiative 77 and why you should too.
Residents of the Barry Farm housing development held a rally on Aug. 18 to halt demolition and to demand a seat at the table to discuss the redevelopment plan for the area.
A handful of residents of Barry Farm, a public housing complex in Anacostia, breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year when plans to demolish and redevelop the neighborhood were sent back for revision.
Pharmacies have long been in short supply in Wards 7 and 8, which serves as a disadvantage to residents.
Wendell Williams writes about the fate of Barry Farms, land used to build 444 units of public housing.
Matthew Farkas, a resident at 801 East men’s shelter for several years, died on May 11 at the age of 36. It was exactly one month before his birthday.
Mayor Bowser and several councilmembers spoke at the yearly CNHED housing rally, giving conflicting accounts of the state of affordable housing in D.C. Councilmembers acknowledged the city’s shortcoming while pledging to do more, and as the Mayor highlighted the progress the city has made.
Street Sense vendor and artist Ken Martin discusses the significance of a mural painted on a storefront in Anacostia. The mural is near to his old apartment building that burned down in 1976, leaving him displaced for the first time.
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.
Tenants of Congress Heights and other protesters marched on the home of land developer Geoff Griffis. They are concerned that Griffis’ planned redevelopment of their apartments at Congress Heights will displace them from their homes.
On the 89th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. a parade from Anacostia Park to Barry Farm celebrated his legacy.
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.
The 11th Street Bridge Park project has created an “equitable development plan” to ensure that residents of Ward 8 are not pushed out by the new development. The leading idea to keep housing and rental costs down in the neighborhood is a community land trust, which creates a non-profit entity that owns the land, while residents can buy the structures on top with a subsidy.
Residents of the Barry Farm public housing community have filed a class action lawsuit against the D.C. Housing Authority claiming discriminatory practices. The suit alleges… Read more »