The District of Columbia Interagency Council on Homelessness’ Emergency Response and Shelter Operations Committee (EROS) met Wednesday, May 27, to discuss their part in the… Read more »
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On May 19 the Congressional Homeless Caucus drew national grassroots organizers to a briefing about “treatment first” and “housing first” models. “Many people don’t realize… Read more »
After a 9-month-old and a two-year-old staying at D.C. General family shelter tested positive for lead in their blood, a series of tests have been… Read more »
Memorial Day is dedicated to honoring soldiers who gave their lives during various conflicts in American History. While Memorial Day has come and gone, a… Read more »
On June 2, 2015 Street Sense held its Sixth Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards at the WilmerHale building, recognizing excellence in reporting on poverty and homelessness. Following the awards ceremony, the winners discussed poverty and journalism on a panel moderated by Arthur Delaney.
Homeless veterans make up roughly 12 percent of the homeless population. They are men and women of all races who served their country in numerous… Read more »
After over 100 years of operation, the land that was once the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) sits unoccupied in Ward 4. In 2011,… Read more »
Buffalo Soldiers is a nickname given to units of the United States Army formed on September 21, 1866, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Through an act… Read more »
The May 27 budget meeting began over an hour late, as various members of the D.C. Council struggled to set priorities for the city’s fiscal… Read more »
“Rain or shine, Freshfarm markets will be open,” said senior market manager Lindsay Wallace. Freshfarm operates 13 farmers’ markets in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia…. Read more »
BREAKING: Washington D.C. middle schoolers rally on June 3 to support anti-discrimination legislation for homeless people.
On May 27, 2015 the D.C. City Council passed a budget that includes nearly all of Mayor Bowser’s priorities. The budget also supports more services for people experiencing homelessness than it has ever done in history.
On May 7, the Way Home campaign held an advocacy day to highlight its priorities for the budget season. The campaign aims to end chronic… Read more »
Alcee Hastings (D-FL) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) hosted a briefing of the Congressional Homelessness Caucus on homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ)… Read more »
Parlez Vous, a volunteer at Street Sense who agreed to speak under a pseudonym, told Street Sense that after becoming homeless in 2010, he… Read more »
Welfare unrest in Wisconsin has come under fire by both Republicans and Democrats. Wisconsin has had a long history of making strict regulations on foods,… Read more »
For the past six years, students at Alice Deal Middle School have dedicated one day near the end of the school year to community service…. Read more »
Earlier this month, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments released its annual report analyzing on number of homeless people living in the D.C. metro area… Read more »
The Save the Children organization recently released its yearly publication, State of the World’s Mothers, which addresses health problems facing children worldwide. The report ranks… Read more »
Laze Ma coats her eyes with dark liner, adding a few sparkles for fun. She dabs her lips with plum gloss and picks out her… Read more »