The Office of the State Superintendent of Education and BB&T Bank provided funding to send 15 homeless D.C. students to summer “bridge” programs at local universities, where they take college courses and stay in dorms.
Content categorized as News
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is seeking public input on its recently released Five-Year Consolidated Plan for neighborhood development. An open forum will… Read more »
District Displaced presented a new photo gallery of the homeless, by the homeless at Murrow Park, July 3.
A photo essay by Vendor/Artist Ken Martin showing a Ward 1 neighborhood meet-up to discuss public safety and more.
Street Sense photographers display original work in Hillyer Art Space on July 12, 2016.
The People for Fairness Coalition celebrates 8 years of activism and anticipates the future of the fight to end housing instability
Floods left 23 dead and 1,500 homes destroyed in historic June flash-flooding.
The 21 bikers rode to raise awareness of the struggles veterans face after they return home and collected $25,000 to support them
The Youth Suicide Prevention and School Climate Survey Act of 2016 draws teacher focus to vulnerable student populations via new training programs that will begin October 2016.
Activists still fighting for a raise in the tipped wage and better enforcement of wage theft prevention laws
Local activists push for more resources to be dedicated to the 27 percent of D.C.’s homeless population that has experienced domestic violence
Daniel Hatcher’s book uncovers how governments profit off denying resources to disadvantaged people
Homeless advocacy groups met to discuss outdated policies under the Homeless Services Reform Act
More than 40 Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) staff and youth, many of whom have or are currently experiencing homelessness, had the opportunity to discuss job… Read more »
The D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) declared the first significant heat alert of 2016 on Wednesday, July 6 when the heat index… Read more »
When D.C. General’s Closure causes families to relocate, students will be able to remain at their original public school
The 2016 Point in Time Count of people experiencing homelessness shows an increase in un-housed families in D.C.
New York City moves to make menstrual products more accessible to women living in poverty
The D.C. Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) discusses lack of services and support in helping the homeless find employment.
The “June Housing Bloom” included the Department of Housing and Community Development’s release of five ve Solicitations for Offers for the construction of 25 District-owned residential properties, the Eighth Annual Housing Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the groundbreaking of the innovative Plaza West affordable housing complex.