Three years after the launch of coordinated entry as a new method to end homelessness in D.C., service providers and community leaders are re-evaluating how effective the system has been.
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Street Sense interviewed Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White in light of the $250,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to create the Bridge Park Community Land Trust.
Casa Ruby, an LGBTQ youth community center and shelter in Washington, D.C. falls victim of a hate crime for the third time in two weeks.
Despite the opening of a new women’s shelter in D.C., there is not enough shelter capacity for women outside of hypothermia season.
D.C. is still on track to end veteran homelessness but housing affordability and availability remains a big issue.
A new report found that food deserts make up 11 percent of Washington, D.C. and are concentrated heavily in areas of poverty and low transportation.
JBG Companies, owner of the Beauregard apartment complex in Alexandria approved for renovation years ago, announced in late February that it has put the project up… Read more »
D.C.’s Committee on Labor & Workforce Development held a performance oversight hearing on March 15 where public and government witnesses testified on the work of D.C.’s Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, the Workforce Investment Council and the Department of Employment Services. Much of the dialogue centered on the District’s implementation of the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act, a 2014 federal law that aims to help job seekers and employers find each other efficiently.
Mayor Bowser delivered a speech at the 2017 State of the District Address. She outlines the future of affordable housing and how she’s plans to maintain and develop more units.
A year and a half since Pope Francis first spoke to the street paper movement, he has again sat down with one of the International Network of Street Papers’ members for an exclusive interview.
The National Coalition for the Homeless has organized an April 1 advocacy day, largely in response to President Trump’s proposed budget.
Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and PFFC Downtown D.C. Public Restroom Committee held a March 20 forum to hear from the creator of the Portland Loo, a probable model for implementation of the bathroom bill Nadeau introduced in January.
A new D.C. art exhibition encourages people to travel the Stations of the Cross and reflect on new and familiar works of art to take a spiritual pilgrimage that resonates across different places, times and faiths.
D.C. Timebanking offers itself as a possible alternative to traditional charities as a way to sustainably uplift and build communities.
The Office of the D.C. Auditor reported that the Department of Housing and Community Development is mismanaging the costly Housing Production Trust Fund ahead of the release of Mayor Bowser’s 2018 budget, which she defended at a rally.
While D.C. initiatives have made progress in combatting high HIV rates, Black women who face poverty and are at high risk for contracting HIV need greater investment in resources, awareness and PrEP medication.
Eviction companies are still illegally paying the homeless below minimum wages to put out other people on the street. Street Sense editor reported his first hand experience on an eviction truck. Reprinted with permission from Washington CityPaper.
A Street Sense vendor interviews Martin Luther King Jr. Library Information Specialist Glen Wells to reflect on his time there as the branch closes for a three-year renovation.
Residents of Brookland Manor are in a battle against developers. They fear that plans for new apartments will push out large families and low-income residents.