The nonprofit People for Fairness Coalition is contacting some of the District’s biggest movers and shakers for the Dec. 20 Homeless Person’s Memorial Day candlelight vigil.
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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.
D.C. government conducted an encampment cleanup near K & 27th St. NW July 28, the second cleanup at the site within five weeks.
DHS cleared three homeless encampment sites near K and 26th Street NW on the morning of June 28 – the temporary home to two dogs and approximately 12 people. In a departure from recent encampment evictions, if residents were present to claim their belongings and ostensibly begin taking down their tents, they were not forced to leave the area. However, unattended belongings were discarded, not sorted or stored.
Frederic John recounts an impressive line-up at Glover Park Day 2016.
Samuel Ali plays the charango, an instrumental typical to his motherland, the Bolivian plateaus, in order to add color to dreary city streets.
The District orchestrated another homeless encampment shut down on Thursday morning, April 14. A handful of men had taken shelter beneath an onramp in Foggy… Read more »
Early on the afternoon of Thursday, March 3, Preacherman Lance could see trouble coming. The day was brisk, as the sun tried to peek out… Read more »
On a rainy morning a week before Thanksgiving, with a cold front moving in, dozens of homeless people who stayed in an encampment located across… Read more »
Rain fell lightly on the Georgetown campus during the evening of Monday, November 9. While the rest of the campus was quiet and solitary, one… Read more »
The District of Columbia prohibits camping and any other form of “temporary abode.” On Friday, November 13 a long-standing camp of homeless men and women learned that this ordinance would soon be enforced. The story continues to develop…
Blocks away from The George Washington University, 18 tents sit nestled in the shadow of the Watergate complex. Despite the constant road noise from Rock… Read more »
On Saturdays there is a farmer’s food market at 14th and Colorado Avenue, NW. On a recent Saturday, I visited only to find out that… Read more »
An old French “wives’ tale” describes an expectant woman’s result from gazing upon a rabbit: The child had a hare lip or protruding front teeth!… Read more »
I have seen Dave many times at Miriam’s Kitchen. He told me once that he had an auto repair shop in Virginia Beach. Recently, possibly… Read more »
Street Sense vendors shared songs and monologues expressing the challenges of trusting others and facing homelessness at a November 13 event held on The George… Read more »
September 5, 2013 It’s as if someone turned on the stereo in the middle of an office meeting. The playwriting group is on fire. Jeffery… Read more »
Miriam’s Kitchen got its start in 1983, serving simple breakfasts of eggs, grits, toast and coffee to a handful of local homeless people. Thirty years… Read more »
Miriam’s Kitchen served its first breakfast to the homeless on Oct. 6, 1983. It has been thirty years since that first simple meal of eggs,… Read more »
At first, coming up the Metro escalator, it’s just distant noise. It’s hard to figure out what I’m hearing. But as I get closer to… Read more »