Every Monday, homeless youth flock to a drop-in center formed by First Congregational United Church of Christ, Sasha Bruce Youthwork, and the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District. Staff supplies youth with food, activities, HIV testing, and other services, as well as connects them to other resources.
Racial hatred and white supremacy has seen a surge of support in recent months, bolstered by the Trump administration’s tolerant attitude towards neo-Nazi marches and violence. While some groups look to fight fire with fire, Daryl Davis instead seeks out Klu Klux Klan members to attempt to lead them on to a path of reconciliation and redemption.
Dr. Dennis Culhane’s (above, right) work as a University of Pennsylvania professor of social policy has been instrumental in housing policy. His research led to a federal… Read more »
Several years of worsening food stamp service lead to the second lawsuit in three years against the Department of Human Services. A new computer system has been identified as the culprit.
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.
Homeless service providers and private landlords work on coming together to combat the District’s housing crisis.
At a community meeting, Advisory Neighborhood Commission members discussed the program that places family homeless shelters in every ward, developers’ increasing aggressiveness, and city administration.
An obituary for Fred Anderson, one of the first vendors of Street Sense.
Cassandra Morgan began performing stand-up after escaping an abusive relationship and facing homelessness. Now she is part of a community of survivors that draw strength from each other, share their stories and help others avoid similar situations.
On September 20th, approximately 6,800 out-of-school and unemployed D.C. youth attended the Opportunity Fair & Forum. Special resources were provided for homeless and at-risk youth.
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 »
Houston, Texas Residents living in the homeless encampment under House’s U.S. 59 overpass got some good news recently when they received a temporary restraining order… Read more »
On September 16, a hospice for homeless people with late stage HIV/AIDS called Joseph’s House held a drag show in Adams Morgan. Drag queens performed and community members gathered around to celebrate their community.
D.C. Legal Aid sues DHS after an updated computer program leads to delays in food stamp application processing. Local safety net programs see significant increase in requests for emergency food assistance.
Members of Congress, a country music artist, and the president and CEO of Make Room, Inc. held a Sept. 12 briefing on the rental housing crisis in America.
Residents of the Barry Farm public housing community have filed a class action lawsuit against the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA) for discriminatory housing practices. The… Read more »
D.C. street paper vendor Henrieese Roberts travels to Baltimore to learn what it feels like on the ground at a live-in demonstration outside of city hall. Fifty-five homeless people and their advocates created what they call Tent City as a testament to their need for public housing solutions.
Stephen A. Karnes, who ran the Fort Worth, TX street newspaper, The Journey has passed away. His wife shares here memories of him and carries on his work.
Two members of Denver-based hip-hop group the Flobots open up to Denver Voice vendor Michael Burkley about their new album, the Black Lives Matter movement, homelessness, and water balloon fights.
The renowned doctor and author talks about her mental health, and her own experience of living life to its fullest with schizophrenia.