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.
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Feature interview with legendary journalist Gay Talese, best known for defining the style of literary journalism. Talese touches on what the growing number of people experiencing homelessness says about our society, his endeavors to help panhandlers modernize their signs, and how he came to know his neighbors on the street in East Manhattan.
A social worker explains struggles homeless individuals face when seeking employment.
Panelists from D.C. working in law, government and outreach deliberate the UN’s declaration of the “universal human right to housing.”
Residents of four Congress Heights apartment buildings resolve to stay despite redevelopment plan.
A Street Sense vendor reflects on the segregated nature of poverty and the manner in which homelessness has been and continues to be an issue affected by housing and racial divide.
The appeals court listened to concerns of displacement and disadvantage for the impoverished as a result of the rezoning of Barry Farm.
Empower D.C. hosted an environmental brunch on Sept. 17 where activists and Southwest D.C. residents met to discuss the challenges facing Buzzard Point. Among these issues were fears about the environmental impact of redevelopment in the area and displacement. A new D.C. United Stadium is to be built in the Buzzard Point neighborhood.
An appeal brought against the District government by a group of 42 homeless men who were evicted from the La Casa low-barrier shelter in 2010, has been summarily dismissed on all counts by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Residents fearing displacement are joining Community Land Trusts to maintain control over the price of their homes.
The site of a new family shelter in Ward 5 will almost certainly be at 1700 Rhode Island Avenue N.E., the councilman who represents those… Read more »
I believed Barack Obama, as our first black president, would be a net positive for the black community. However I became dismayed when I… Read more »
This year’s annual Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture raised many points about gentrification and its effect on the availability of affordable housing.
Eleven million families are struggling to pay their rent nationwide, according to a new report published by the Make Room campaign. The coalition of policymakers,… Read more »
The revival of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Southeast has become emblematic of D.C.’s physical and economic transformation.
Black culture in the District of Columbia has faced issues such as police violence, displacement and high unemployment for years. This January, the United Nations… Read more »
In advance of Martin Luther King Day, a crowd of Black Lives Matter activists protested Mayor Bowser’s “Safer, Stronger D.C.” crime agenda on Saturday, January… Read more »
The Washington, D.C., public housing authority has been accused of kicking out tenants from their houses and then flipping homes for profit, as reported by… Read more »
The temperature continued to rise as a crowd gathered inside the 5th & K Street Busboys and Poets on Monday, July 20. Over 100 local… Read more »
On Monday, July 20, residents of Museum Square gathered atthe 5th & K St. Busboys and Poets to offer their voices in the fight tomaintain their home. As a fully subsidized housing complex, Museum Square offers housing to many low-income residents. Andy Shallal, owner of Busboys and Poets, moderated the event and encouraged those in attendance to actively participate in the fight to save Museum Square and celebrate the work already being done.