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.
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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.
In a new HUD report, D.C. tied with Idaho for the highest percentage increase in homelessness.
The CCNV is the largest homeless shelter in D.C., but it is also full of dark secrets. Residents speak out about what’s broken in the D.C. housing system and what needs to be fixed.
Carpenter’s Shelter, an Alexandria nonprofit, celebrated Thanksgiving with current and former residents.
Residents of four Congress Heights apartment buildings resolve to stay despite redevelopment plan.
A new housing lawyer is advocating for D.C. residents cut from the growing rapid rehousing program.
Vendor Marcus Green discusses a worthy local cause and how much it helped him.
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.
Members of a long-standing “hidden” tent city faced eviction and a clean up as part of an ongoing effort overseen by the Office of the Deputy Mayor.
Vendor-artist Donald Brown writes about how he came to live and work in a halfway house.
Don Gardner, a nonprofit founder and former Street Sense vendor, organized a six-hour gathering in Franklin Square Park that included music, prayer, children’s entertainment and food and clothing donations.
D.C. must become better at allocating resources to people experiencing homelessness, Marie-Louise Murville writes.
D.C. government reports back on the first year of the prevention efforts set forth in its Homeward D.C. plan to end homelessness by 2020.
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.
Social entrepreneur starts website to connect refugees and domestic violence victims to free homestays.
Residents of 801 East Men’s Shelter were relocated due to plumbing issues.
D.C. government conducted an encampment cleanup near K & 27th St. NW July 28, the second cleanup at the site within five weeks.