D.C. Councilmembers attended a 25th anniversary celebration for the D.C. Tenants’ Advocacy Coalition to drum up support for the Rental Housing Affordability Stabilization Amendment Act, introduced by At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds Jan. 10.
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Proposed bill would establish a taskforce to investigate and plan installations of public restrooms.
Seven years after La Casa homeless shelter was closed by the city, the attorneys representing 42 of its former residents in a court case against D.C. are trying to locate the original plaintiffs to move forward with the case.
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.
DC Residents gathered on the U.S. Capitol Building grounds to protest Congress’ role in DC local law. The “Hands Off DC” Rally was in response to a vote by the House Oversight Committee to invalidate DC’s new assisted-suicide law.
Ten members of the Street Sense Filmmakers Cooperative are taking customized videography classes with DCTV following a successful fundraiser.
A coalition announced its priorities for creating affordable housing and development in the District while the D.C. Office of Planning is in the process of making amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, which outlines future growth and change within the District.
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New legislation proposed by Councilmember Vincent Gray allocates more money to the MPD in an effort to increase the size of the force. Protesters say the money should go elsewhere.
Ahead of the release of the city’s 2018 budget, the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute hosted “Progress Amidst Uncertainty” to address the issues it will face.
Protestors representing Muslim communities in D.C. held a rally outside the Wilson Building to express their disagreement with Trump’s policies towards immigrants and refugees and demand that the D.C. Council take concrete steps to protect their communities.
The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness conducted the annual Point in Time homeless count on Jan. 25 on behalf of the District to estimate the number of homeless people in D.C. The data collected from the count is used by the city government to more accurately plan housing resources and other solutions for homelessness.
During Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, teens from Southeast D.C. participated in service projects to honor MLK and celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Our Lives Matter campaign, which empowers Black youth in D.C.
Stacey McCormick, a former resident of Open Arms Housing who died at 52, is remembered for her artistic talent and impact on others.
Over a thousand people gathered at the Metropolitian African Methodist Episcopal Church on MLK Day to speak out against Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant platform.
As Donald Trump was inaugurated in D.C., thousands protested at various demonstrations including an ANSWER Coalition rally while other protests led to altercations with police.
Demonstrators protested nuclear weapons, war, poverty and homelessness over inauguration weekend, camping out in Franklin Square Park alongside the park’s homeless residents.
Mayor Bowser and Obama administration officials spoke at the opening of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, which provides housing to homeless veterans in D.C. and includes other affordable units for low-income tenants.
The day after the inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington brought 500,000 demonstrators to the National Mall to affirm women’s rights and for many, to protest the new Trump administration.
Shortly after the inauguration of Donald Trump, D.C. Councilmembers David Grosso and Robert White introduced a resolution to affirm residents’ human rights and the city’s status as a sanctuary city.