While the coordinated entry system may be helping to streamline some into housing, those with mental illnesses are still falling through the cracks of systems stemming from a nationwide struggle in supporting mental health services.
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The Equal Right Center has filed a lawsuit against housing management company The Lenkin Company Management, Inc. for allegedly refusing to rent to voucher holders.
Michael W. Palmer, a former military police officer and department of corrections employee in the state of Virginia, , never thought he’d become a pastor…. Read more »
The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty launched a Public Property/Public Need toolkit to help municipal governments that want to access vacant properties from the federal government to permanently house homeless people.
With the Martin Luther King Jr. Library now closed for a three-year renovation period, downtown community members have expressed a need for a service center for the time being. City officials have been seeking feedback from community members to gage their needs.
Individuals who experience homelessness and housing instability face barriers to staying connected to insurance.
Meridian Hill Pictures’ documentary “City of Trees” portrays how Washington Parks and People’s Green Corps training program sought to offer employment training to jobless D.C. residents, despite financial struggles, at the height of the recent economic recession.
It is with great sadness that Street Sense says goodbye to Michael Stoops, who passed away peacefully on the morning of May 1. Memorial service details will be shared as soon as confirmed. In the meantime, please consider sending any photos, or anecdotes you’d like considered for inclusion in our tribute to him. email@example.com
After intolerable time spent in prison, ex-offenders returning to society face difficulties finding housing and employment. Jubilee Jobs, D.C non-profit, helps low-income D.C. residents find housing and connects employers to returning citizens, many of whom were imprisoned due to misdemeanors like minor drug possession.
In July 2015, Street Sense reported that the D.C. Council was supporting a plan that would let the developers radically reduce the greenery of McMillan Park and replace it with commercial building. Friends of McMillan Park opposed the development plan and sued to overturn the D.C. Zoning Commission’s approval. In December 2016, the Court of Appeals agreed with FOMP. The land is still fenced off and unused. None of the parties has given up.
Street Sense Artists/Vendors Michael Craig and Barbara Pollard interviewed actor and playwright Richard Hoehler.
Mayor Muriel Bowser presented her fiscal year 2018 budget to the District’s Council April 4. Focusing on public education, affordable housing and relief for District taxpayers, government officials and advocacy groups alike have questioned all D.C. residents’ ability to share in the city’s “inclusive prosperity” under the proposal.
Friends gathered on April 6 to celebrate the life of the late George Siletti, advocate for the homeless for many years. With the help of kind people he overcame his own three-decade battle with homelessness.
A look into the struggle between the preservation and the development of McMillan park.
Three years after the launch of coordinated entry as a new method to end homelessness in D.C., service providers and community leaders are re-evaluating how effective the system has been.
Street Sense interviewed Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White in light of the $250,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to create the Bridge Park Community Land Trust.
Casa Ruby, an LGBTQ youth community center and shelter in Washington, D.C. falls victim of a hate crime for the third time in two weeks.
Despite the opening of a new women’s shelter in D.C., there is not enough shelter capacity for women outside of hypothermia season.
D.C. is still on track to end veteran homelessness but housing affordability and availability remains a big issue.
A new report found that food deserts make up 11 percent of Washington, D.C. and are concentrated heavily in areas of poverty and low transportation.