A Street Sense vendor discusses his involvement with the National Coalition for the Homeless as a member and speaker.
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Residents of Brookland Manor are in a battle against developers. They fear that plans for new apartments will push out large families and low-income residents.
A story of the Women’s March in Washington .
Street Sense vendor and artist speaks to actor Barkhad Abdi about homelessness in DC.
A Street Sense vendor explains to readers why they should not succumb to liberal groupthink.
A Street Sense vendor tells readers to listen to Rep. John Lewis’ advice to trust the legislative process, but also make change and have all voices be heard.
A Street Sense vendor urges American citizens to unite during a time of turmoil.
A Street Sense vendor shares her feelings about Trump’s presidency and fears of what could arise as he remains in office.
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.
Proposed bill would establish a taskforce to investigate and plan installations of public restrooms.
Street Sense artists/vendors share their experiences with the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in light of its closing on March 4.
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.
A Street Sense vendor addresses protesters and resistors opposed to President Trump’s travel ban, encouraging them to vote in the 2018 midterm elections.
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.
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.
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.
In Perception or Reality, Robert Williams reflects on the need to be aware of the reality of homelessness.
Ben Carson should prioritize public housing as President Trump’s pick for the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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.