June 16, 2017 marks the two-year anniversary of Patty Smith moving into housing at the Valenti House in Woodley Park.
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11 percent of office building space is currently vacant, and if passed, the Office to Affordable Housing Task Force Establishment Act would aim to convert some of the space into low-income housing.
D.C. Council officially unanimously passed an $13.8 billion budget for fiscal year 2018 Tuesday, but Ward 8 residents said they are unsatisfied with the lack of funding for programs like rapid rehousing and the NEAR Act.
D.C. officials released the first-ever plan to decrease youth homelessness on May 22. The plan includes prevention and outreach efforts, increasing housing options and providing youth with mentors. The plan will provide shelter and a support systems for indivduals up to 24-years-old.
On May 30, the D.C. Council approved a $13.8 billion budget for fiscal year 2018. On June 13, a legislative meeting will be held to discuss, potentially amend and enact the now-engrossed bill.
Empower D.C. put on a number of meetings and workshops to discuss the use of land and development. These meetings also revealed that D.C. has a large income disparity. A better definition of “affordable housing” was called for.
Ashley Clarke Describes The harsh economic issues and Federal Housing going on in D.C. and how it’s affecting people.
While the coordinated entry system may be helping to streamline some into housing, those with mental illnesses are still falling through the cracks of systems stemming from a nationwide struggle in supporting mental health services.
I know what Street Sense has done for me. I can still remember the times I was sleeping in bus stops. Riding the trains until… Read more »
The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty launched a Public Property/Public Need toolkit to help municipal governments that want to access vacant properties from the federal government to permanently house homeless people.
Ever since the city announced its plan to close the D.C. General family shelter and transfer its residents to new facilities in seven of the… Read more »
After nearly three decades of being homeless, Charles Davis finally has a place to call home and he’s doing well.
Mayor Muriel Bowser presented her fiscal year 2018 budget to the District’s Council April 4. Focusing on public education, affordable housing and relief for District taxpayers, government officials and advocacy groups alike have questioned all D.C. residents’ ability to share in the city’s “inclusive prosperity” under the proposal.
A look into the struggle between the preservation and the development of McMillan park.
Three years after the launch of coordinated entry as a new method to end homelessness in D.C., service providers and community leaders are re-evaluating how effective the system has been.
Street Sense interviewed Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White in light of the $250,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to create the Bridge Park Community Land Trust.
JBG Companies, owner of the Beauregard apartment complex in Alexandria approved for renovation years ago, announced in late February that it has put the project up… Read more »
Mayor Bowser delivered a speech at the 2017 State of the District Address. She outlines the future of affordable housing and how she’s plans to maintain and develop more units.
The National Coalition for the Homeless has organized an April 1 advocacy day, largely in response to President Trump’s proposed budget.
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.