A D.C.-based startup Urgent Wellness aims to put medical centers in homeless shelters and housing projects to provide care for vulnerable populations.
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When The Overlook at Oxon Run opened in 2010, providing affordable housing to young families and seniors like Florestine Jones, it came with an added… Read more »
The D.C. Council may change the city’s status as the only jurisdiction in the country that requires those with intellectual disabilities to be civilly committed… Read more »
The public comment period for the revision of D.C.’s Comprehensive Plan closed on June 23. This document is the District’s legislative framework for long-term growth… Read more »
An amendment was introduced to D.C. Council on July 11, 2017 that would make homelessness a protected class under Washington, D.C. human rights law. The bill was introduced under the name of famed homeless advocate Michael A. Stoops.
Across the country, people experiencing homelessness are subject to arrest for sitting, sleeping and eating outside, despite the lack of other options. An arrest could… Read more »
A group of advocates met in May to discuss what a campaign for a right to housing in D.C. would look like. Attendees went… Read more »
The National Association of HUD Tenants brought about 40 people from around country to demonstrate against the president’s cuts to affordable housing spending and rent increases.
In the first Heat Emergency of 2017, the D.C. government is better equipped to help the homeless population beat the heat than it was last year, but many experiencing homelessness are still unaware of the resources or unable to utilize them.
D.C. government evicted an encampment under the 2nd Street bridge in northwest Washington on June 20. This cleanup was followed by a second, informal eviction at a new encampment made up of many of the recently displaced tenants.
Advocates and representatives of the homeless population testified at a Committee on Human Services hearing and said that Bowser’s amendment could prevent certain people from receiving housing and shelter.
Senator Al Franken sat down with Street Sense vendor Ken Martin to discuss homelessness, gentrification and Bill Maher.
The approved budget for fiscal year 2018 will decrease funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program by 21 percent from last year. Although ERAP has been difficult to navigate, many say it is crucial for low-income housing.
Since its creation in mid-2014, the Alternative to the Court Experience diversion program has provided necessary resources to hundreds of young people while protecting them from the juvenile justice system, which experts say often fails to rehabilitate youth.
It was the longest night of the year. Michael Stoops had intended it that way. On Dec. 21 of 2016, Stoops attended 26th Homeless Persons’… Read more »
11 percent of office building space is currently vacant, and if passed, the Office to Affordable Housing Task Force Establishment Act would aim to convert some of the space into low-income housing.
D.C. Council officially unanimously passed an $13.8 billion budget for fiscal year 2018 Tuesday, but Ward 8 residents said they are unsatisfied with the lack of funding for programs like rapid rehousing and the NEAR Act.
On his new album, after years of work, Street Sense vendor Ron Dudley details his experiences with homelessness, loss and faith.
Obituary of Tenleytown resident Joey Henderson. Mr. Henderson loved sports and enjoyed simple pleasures such as feeding the birds. He chose to live outside rather than go to city shelters.
Part of an ongoing initiative to write obituaries for the homeless death. The point is to remember as they came not as they went.