DHS is holding town halls at its PEP-V sites to tell residents that PSH vouchers have run out, so most will need to find another plan for where to go before PEP-V closes in September.
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William ‘Bill’ Maggi was a force of personality in Dupont Circle for decades. His death is still a mystery, and his daughters mourn his loss.
Some people find religion, others find poker.
Following officials’ and advocates’ calls to expand the FEMA-funded hotels to protect people experiencing homelessness from COVID-19, DHS announced on April 2 that the District will open a fourth PEP-V site that will accommodate an additional 200 residents.
Advocates, government officials and health professionals gathered virtually for the D.C. Department of Health performance oversight hearings for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal year on March 4 and 19. Several requests were made to better support those experiencing homelessness and poverty.
On Jan. 3, 2021, CCNV filed a lawsuit against the HHS and GSA over the rights to the shelter, paralleling back to past conflicts with the federal government
Attorney General Karl A. Racine is suing a home health care provider, Vizion One, for defrauding D.C.’s Medicaid program of more than $3 million from 2012 to 2014.
SMYAL, known as Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders, is launching a third Extended Transitional Housing program this spring for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness that will provide residents with up to six years of mental health support, shelter and employment assistance.
Artist and Vendor Rita Sauls writes about the challenges of transportation during the pandemic
Artist and Vendor Reginald Scott’s poem, “Choices”
Local tax assistance is available to people with low-to-no-income or without a permanent address seeking to recover stimulus checks and to access other credits.
Artist and Vendor Vennie Hill Bracey writes about their recovery journey.
To be invisible is my famous claim.
Artist and Vendor Joseph Jackson writes about his experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau recently recommended DC government buy hotels to continue providing rooms for people experiencing homelessness who are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and to turn them into more housing. The new federal pandemic-relief bill includes funds that can be used for just that.
A poetic look into the life of Laticia Brock, where she reflects on government policy and its impact on DC’s homeless community
Artist and Vendor Ronald Smoot writes about what brings him joy.
Artist and Vendor Rev. John Littlejohn writes about cultivating a greater sense of gratitude
Despite CDC warnings, on March 4, The Deputy Mayor on Health and Human Services conducted the 18th encampment cleanup in 2021 on 1st and H, cleaning up trash and displacing several individuals to pave the way for a construction project.
The elites’ rigid obsession with diversity and multiculturalism, rather than competency, turns some things into a bureaucratic nightmare.