An amendment was introduced to D.C. Council on July 11, 2017 that would make homelessness a protected class under Washington, D.C. human rights law. The bill was introduced under the name of famed homeless advocate Michael A. Stoops.
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D.C. government evicted an encampment under the 2nd Street bridge in northwest Washington on June 20. This cleanup was followed by a second, informal eviction at a new encampment made up of many of the recently displaced tenants.
A vendor faces discrimination and problems when trying to make a positive impact by selling Street Sense.
Arnold Abbott made international headlines in 2014 when images of the then 90-year-old chef being arrested along with two ministers for sharing food with homeless… Read more »
In his ruling last month, U.S. District Judge William Yohn said he saw no evidence the city of Philadelphia’s plan to feed the homeless outside City Hall was any better than the way it was being done by charity groups.
In Berkeley, Calif., Mayor Tom Bates wants to ban sitting on sidewalks, according to the Contra Costa Times.