Vendor Reginald Black shares his appreciation for Washington, D.C.
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ICH meets to discuss the progress made by Homeward D.C. and the shortcomings to be addressed in Homeward D.C. 2.0.
Vendor Brianna Butler highlights how public restrooms can benefit people in D.C.
Monica Diaz was able to find housing thanks to a Washington Post but wishes everyone would be able to find a home regardless of an article written about them.
The notification service is run entirely by volunteers.
DowntownDC BID and community representatives met to discuss the impacts of Franklin Park’s closure, and how to meet the needs of the general public as well as the homeless.
The landlord declined to comment on the matter.
“I try to follow the rules, but you still want to f*** with me.”
The new workforce housing fund would receive $20 million this year to aid families making between $70,000 and $140,000 a year. The Housing Production Trust Fund was increased by $30 million to bring it to $130 million, and the Housing Preservation Fund is increased by 50 percent to $15 million. The proposed budget is undergoing review by the various committees of the Council.
Street Sense Artist and Vendor Anthony Carney reflects on the importance of music and one particular band that made his day.
Monica and Pete lived in tents on the streets of D.C. for two years, working and seeking assistance. In a matter of days, their GoFundMe that a law student established raised over $41,000 and they moved indoors.
The Congressional Chorus pleased audiences during two performances of their show “Jazz Hot!” at the Church of the Epiphany
The movie star said he wanted to give the film exposure to the audience he was trying to honor.
“We can be the government that ends homelessness,” said one councilmember.
With regulations recently put in place, the city is making final preparations to use the District Opportunity to Purchase Act as a part of its larger strategy to preserve affordable housing. The city’s DOPA claims will be second only to tenants’ rights to purchase a property once the owner has decided to sell.
The Capital Region Housing Challenge was announced by the Housing Leaders Group of Greater Washington March 20. The challenge aims to encourage $1 billion in commitments to fund affordable housing projects in the D.C. metro area.
Rep. Ilhan Omar called for a budget to end homelessness in front of the U.S. Capitol as part of her speech at the international student walk out to protest inaction on climate change.
Advocates from The Way Home Campaign demonstrated for an additional $35.5 million in the FY2020 budget just before Mayor Bowser announces her preliminary budget at the State of the District Event.
Mayor Muriel Bowser announces plan to fund more affordable housing units throughout the District.
Street Sense Media Volunteer Arthur Johnson writes about some of the free tax preparation programs available to D.C. residents as the April 15 filing deadline approaches.