An Anacostia public school just created a brand-new STEM lab for its students — many of whom may be experiencing homelessness or poverty.
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The Douglass Community Land Trust announced its first project in Ward 8, facilitating permanent affordability to 65-unit apartment complex in Anacostia.
A 2018 map of DC illustrates the major inequities of available affordable housing in high-income areas of DC and concentration in a few lower-income areas.
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.
CityPartners and the DC Superior Court continue to wrestle over the question of housing repairs for a property in Congress Heights.
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.
The long-awaited 801 East Single Men’s Shelter redevelopment is starting construction next month.
Residents and advocacy groups brought attention to a lack of affordable housing options and delays in repairs to public housing at a DC Council hearing.
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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.
Is there any chance the problem of old poor versus new rich can be resolved satisfactorily in D.C.?
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.