Reginald Black, a Street Sense artist and vendor explains how solutions to homelessness could be led by those experiencing it themselves.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Community Connections almost $924,000 for permanent supportive housing.
U.S. congresswoman Ayanna Pressley unveiled a resolution titled The People’s Justice Guarantee which proposes decriminalizing sex work and other low-level offenses “which are byproducts of poverty, homelessness, discrimination and/or addiction.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture published a “final rule” on Dec. 5 that will tighten work requirements related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as food stamps.
Nonprofit housing developer Jubilee Housing purchased the King Emmanuel Baptist Church, and intends to transform it into affordable housing.
There are currently only 46 medical respite beds for homeless people too ill to recover from an illness or injury on the street but not ill enough to be hospitalized. AmeriHealth Caritas DC plans to invest in six new respite care facilities in under two years.
Attendees of a D.C. Council public hearing were invited to speak in favor of amending the Rental Housing Act Extension Amendment of 2019, as well as suggest potential improvements to the existing rent control program.
The hearings to determine how much of Barry Farm will be designated as a historic landmark continued Dec. 5 as progress reports were provided.
Passionate and upset D.C. residents packed shoulder-to-shoulder into room 412 of the Wilson Building for a six-hour hearing on the future of the only hospital east of the Anacostia River.
School officials at Rocketship Rise Academy Public Charter School presented security and communication changes to protect their students in light of an attempted kidnapping.
At a recent Urban Institute (UI) symposium examining “inclusive growth” by promoting “resident financial health,” attendees were reminded how far our society has come and how far it still has to go.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton hosted an event on November 19th on housing in the District.
The redesign of 801 East Men’s Shelter is currently on schedule to be completed by Summer 2021, according to Keith Anderson, the director of the D.C. Department of General Services. Construction was originally set for April 23, but was pushed back due to a wait for potential contractors.
D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine participated in an event with The Sierra Club to tout his offices work with the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and lead hazard enforcement.
According to NBC 4, two men, identified as homeless were found in downtown D.C. on Nov. 13, leaving officials speculating if the frigid temperatures, which was in the 20s, was to blame.
The Office of the Attorney General is to force Sanford Capitol, a known slumlord, to pay $1.1 million in restitution to its former residents.
Brookland Manor residents keep on fighting the possible displacement they face with upcoming redevelopment.
The challenging balance to designate parts of Barry Farm and to provide affordable housing compelled the Historic Preservation Review Board to defer until Dec. 5th
Hope Village was granted an extension on its contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons until Apr. 30, 2020.
Volunteers distributed more than 300 personal care kits to veterans and civilians experiencing homelessness during this “Search and Rescue” effort.