The Office of the D.C. Auditor reported that the Department of Housing and Community Development is mismanaging the costly Housing Production Trust Fund ahead of the release of Mayor Bowser’s 2018 budget, which she defended at a rally.
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A Street Sense vendor writes a poem about housing struggles.
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.
On March 3, the D.C. Council Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization held a performance oversight hearing to assess the agencies it monitors. Nearly 30 District residents appeared to testify against slum conditions in low-income housing, hoping to persuade officials to improve the quality and increase the quantity of affordable housing units in the city.
Rep. Keith Ellison reintroduced the “Common Sense Housing Investment Act” (H.R. 948) in the U.S. House of Representatives Feb. 8., a bill that would make it easier for the middle and working classes to find affordable rental housing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A vendor profile on Juan Callejón.
Vendor and artist James Davis sends a message to newly inaugurated President Donald Trump about ending homelessness in D.C.
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.
In this installment of Perception or Reality, Robert Williams laments the effects of the lack of housing.
A vendor’s new year’s message.
In a letter to President-elect Trump, a vendor asks that he creates opportunities for homeless people and strives to end homelessness in America.
A vendor argues that President Obama does not receive enough credit for being the first African-American president and overcoming an economic crisis.