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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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.
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.
On Sept. 22 at a community meeting at Bethesda Baptist Church in Northeast, two land developers and the non-profit agency Empower DC presented proposals to D.C.’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development about how to develop the historic and currently vacant Crummell School.
The D.C. City Council discusses what parts of the District are considered “food deserts” and how to bring grocery store access to these areas.
The United Way of the National Capitol Area is preparing for its second annual Project Homeless Connect on October 19. The resource fair will connect homeless Washingtonian with free on-site access to medical care, employment services, housing information and more.
Residents fearing displacement are joining Community Land Trusts to maintain control over the price of their homes.
Gearin’ Up is a bike shop in Northeast that teaches the youth volunteers skills to help them join the workforce.
Community members in Ivy City get involved with proposals about what to do with specific neighborhood spaces like Crummell School.
Residents of Museum Square Apartments rallied with affordable housing advocates to save their homes from Bush Companies, which owns the apartment building and wants to replace it with luxury apartments.
Play written by Street Sense vendor and artist, Ivory Wilson.
Rose Jaffe portrays residents and staffers of the historic Community for Creative Nonviolence in a new mural outside the shelter.
See where the candidates for D.C.’s 2016 Primaries stand on issues affecting the District’s un-housed community
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 »
The Fair Budget Coalition is asking Mayor Bowser to reconsider the placement of the Ward 5 shelter.
On Sunday, April 3, 2016, former Street Sense vendor William Mack had the honor and pleasure of interviewing R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn outside of the New… Read more »
D.C. Council reviews Mayor Muriel Bowser’s replacement plan for DC General family shelter for the first time.
More than a dozen people who had sought refuge next to Union Station were evicted from their encampment under the H Street overpass on Thursday… Read more »
A new Indianapolis ordinance requires that the city provide sufficient and adequate housing for residents of homeless encampments before an eviction can take place, according… Read more »