The Way Home campaign and the Fair Budget Coalition are calling on the D.C. Council to allocate an additional $66 million to build more permanent supportive housing and fund critical homelessness prevention programs.
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Residents of the DC metro area tend to disproportionately stay home during national marches in the District. Local organizers for the Poor People’s Campaign say it’s imperative not to sit this one out.
At a Jan. 29 meeting, the Poor People’s Campaign prepared for a large-scale rally and march on Washington scheduled for June 2020.
Street Sense Media artist and vendor Reginald Black writes about a D.C. park closing.
Spero Ministries, a new initiative through Veritas City Church, will provide D.C. residents with job training and temporary employment.
Despite years of reform efforts, DHS is still working to fix the many issues with rapid rehousing.
The notification service is run entirely by volunteers.
A group of individuals formerly or currently experiencing homelessness held a forum May 4 for D.C. mayor and council chair candidates at the Church of… Read more »
The D.C. Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment held a public hearing Jan. 10 to discuss Bill 22-0223, the Public Restroom Facilities Installation and Promotion Act of 2017. The bill seeks to increase access to restrooms in downtown neighborhoods where they are scarce. Community representatives testified to the benefit such an initiative would have for tourists, residents, and the homeless alike.
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.
At ICH pre-meeting, DC Department of Human Services owns communication breakdown between officials and homeless community during last-minute interim service plan implementation for MLK Library renovation years in the making.
Downtown D.C.’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is set to close on March 4 for a three-year renovation. Many of the library’s patrons are experiencing homelessness and use the library for its resources.
Panelists from D.C. working in law, government and outreach deliberate the UN’s declaration of the “universal human right to housing.”
In an effort to curb the criminalization of homelessness in D.C., Street Sense hosted a panel discussion on Thursday, February 11 at the Church of… Read more »
Franklin Square Park is the second-largest green space in the capital’s urban fabric. The location of this 4.79 acre plot, between K and I Streets… Read more »
Since 1999 Jeremy Alderson has produced a yearly “marathon” radio broadcast intended to inform listeners about the widespread homelessness problem in the United States. The… Read more »
Street Sense hosted a Child Homelessness forum to shed light on child and youth homelessness in D.C. on Wednesday, September 16 at The Church of… Read more »
Homelessness among families in the District has surged. Since 2010, family homelessness throughout the city has risen 50 percent. Nationally, homeless families comprise one-third of… Read more »
This is a story of compassion in unlikely places. Of men with very little and men with a lot, doing right by each other because… Read more »
The red doors of the historic Church of the Epiphany on G Street NW open wide, welcoming people of many faiths and walks of life…. Read more »