Weldon Moore, a man who lived on the streets for 15 years and could quote the Bible from memory passed away three weeks ago after losing a four-month battle with pancreatic cancer at age 55. Friends recounted Moore’s struggle and his dedication to Christianity at a memorial at Franklin Square park last Sunday.
The only two constants in Don Gardner’s life have been faith and. By the time he started founding nonprofits and hosting community events, Gardner, 59,… Read more »
Don Gardner, a nonprofit founder and former Street Sense vendor, organized a six-hour gathering in Franklin Square Park that included music, prayer, children’s entertainment and food and clothing donations.
An analysis of the consequences of voter ID laws for unhoused voters and people of color, focusing primarily on seven states.
Virginia election officials with New Virginia Majority describe the difficulties of registering to vote. They explain why voter fraud is rare and how voter ID laws disproportionately affect the economically disadvantaged.
Back for its eighth year, The Coalition for the Homeless’ annual Jobs, Training Opportunities and Educational Fair expects to see more vendors and attendees than… Read more »
The D.C. Council is trying to lower barriers to voting for homeless individuals, including making it easier to obtain photo identification. The D.C. Council approved a bill that would waive the fee to access a birth certificate for homeless people, and is now considering a bill that would make ID’s and other records free to low-income residents of D.C.
The new 2016 – 2017 Winter Plan was reviewed and passed during The District of Columbia Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) quarterly full council meeting… Read more »
D.C. councilmembers will soon consider legislation requiring clear and consistent information for foster parents.
D.C. government reports back on the first year of the prevention efforts set forth in its Homeward D.C. plan to end homelessness by 2020.
The September 3 “From Prison to Stage” performance, produced by Safe Streets Art Foundation as part of the Page-to-Stage New Play Festival, featured the work of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated artists at the Kennedy Center. The show included film footage from Nazi Germany, dramatic readings of prisoners’ poetry, jazz accompaniment, and live painting.
An appeal brought against the District government by a group of 42 homeless men who were evicted from the La Casa low-barrier shelter in 2010, has been summarily dismissed on all counts by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
A Q&A with Chuck D, Tom Morello and DJ Lord of Prophets of Rage. The combination of established revolutionary musicians has put special focus on poverty in their Make America Rage Again tour, which kicked off in Fairfax, Virginia.
Residents fearing displacement are joining Community Land Trusts to maintain control over the price of their homes.
The largest food bank in the D.C. area stopped accepting donations of candy, full-calorie soda and non-bread bakery items on September 1, according to a recent report from The Washington Post Express.
The Street Sense Film Co-op is raising money for a partnership with DCTV
Mayur Kabab House owner Kazi Mannan gives back to D.C. by serving homeless patrons for free
Street Sense Intern Katlyn Alapati talks with members of Chuck Brown’s band on a day celebrating the Godfather of Go-Go
The Emergency Response and Shelter Operations Committee begins planning for the colder months
On August 17, street preacher Lance Johnson was dismissed of charges of “camping and impeding the use of the park” at the site where he stayed