Panelists from D.C. working in law, government and outreach deliberate the UN’s declaration of the “universal human right to housing.”
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Residents of four Congress Heights apartment buildings resolve to stay despite redevelopment plan.
Street Sense remembers beloved artists and vendor Kanell Washington, also known as Kenneth Ward.
Joyful Food Markets is a monthly pop-up market run by Martha’s Table and the Capital Area Food Bank that gives the families of elementary students in Wards 7 and 8 free produce and nonperishable groceries at monthly community events. Each enrolled child at the 21 schools where Joyful Markets are currently held can receive 23 pounds of food. Martha’s Table also hosts free pop-up markets at Rita Bright and Fort Stanton community centers.
A development battle rages over the McMillan Sand Filtration Site at North Capitol Street.
Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown is “baking a difference” by providing job training for disabled veterans.
Activists gathered in front of the White House on Oct. 14 to read a poem rethinking the presidency– the culmination of the “I Want a President” workshop series.
On Sept. 23, Street Sense began equal outreach to the Clinton, Johnson, Stein and Trump campaigns seeking response to the following four questions posed by the artists and vendors of our Writers Group. Despite an extended deadline of Oct. 19, only the Stein campaign chose to respond.
District residents facing eviction or shelter termination may soon have access to free legal services in landlord-tenant court
Green Party vice presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka joined two Maryland Green Party officials and several dozen homeless Baltimore residents at a tent encampment for an overnight sleep out in September to learn how to better advocate for unhoused people.
On Wednesday, October 19, 357 homeless Washingtonians and 304 volunteers took part in the second annual Project Homeless Connect. The resource fair, which is organized by the United Way of the National Capital Area, connects participants with a variety of on-site services, such as medical screenings, employment and housing information, haircuts and voter registration.
Clinton and Trump have failed to address homelessness and affordable housing on the campaign trail.
The D.C. Council heard testimony on three housing bills on Oct. 19 that clarify rent control rules and put limits on rent increases. Supporters say the legislation will close loopholes that raise rents and make housing more affordable, while opponents argue that small housing providers will be unable to maintain buildings and that these bills won’t help the neediest tenants.
On Sept. 22 at a community meeting at Bethesda Baptist Church in Northeast, two land developers and the non-profit agency Empower DC presented proposals to D.C.’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development about how to develop the historic and currently vacant Crummell School.
Three quarters of public and charter schools in the District now require uniforms, and according to a Street Sense analysis, some uniforms cost as much as $60 dollars each. The average D.C. public school uniform costs $28 for boys and $32 for girls.
Black Lives Matter protestors took to the streets to draw attention to the recent shooting of Terrence Sterling by Metro police.
People shared their experiences with mental illness through monologues, poetry, music and dance at the Keegan Theatre on Oct. 10 and 11.
Members of a long-standing “hidden” tent city faced eviction and a clean up as part of an ongoing effort overseen by the Office of the Deputy Mayor.
Washingtonians rallied outside D.C. General Family Shelter to demand that Mayor Muriel Bowser prioritize spending for affordable housing over policing and jails in next year’s budget.
A memorial honoring Larry Avents, a D.C. man who had been experiencing homeless for 20 years. He passed away in August of 2016, and is remembered fondly by those who knew him.