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.
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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.
Meridian Hill Pictures’ documentary “City of Trees” portrays how Washington Parks and People’s Green Corps training program sought to offer employment training to jobless D.C. residents, despite financial struggles, at the height of the recent economic recession.
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.
A new report found that food deserts make up 11 percent of Washington, D.C. and are concentrated heavily in areas of poverty and low transportation.
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.
During Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, teens from Southeast D.C. participated in service projects to honor MLK and celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Our Lives Matter campaign, which empowers Black youth in D.C.
Residents of four Congress Heights apartment buildings resolve to stay despite redevelopment plan.
Three quarters of public and charter schools in the District now require uniforms, and according to a Street Sense analysis, some uniforms cost as much as $60 dollars each. The average D.C. public school uniform costs $28 for boys and $32 for girls.
Washingtonians rallied outside D.C. General Family Shelter to demand that Mayor Muriel Bowser prioritize spending for affordable housing over policing and jails in next year’s budget.
The appeals court listened to concerns of displacement and disadvantage for the impoverished as a result of the rezoning of Barry Farm.
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.
Residents fearing displacement are joining Community Land Trusts to maintain control over the price of their homes.
Residents of 801 East Men’s Shelter were relocated due to plumbing issues.
The D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative held a health and wellness fair for neighbors at a Ward 7 community center last month. Exhibits discussed how to cope with asthma attacks, how to cook fresh produce, job training and more.
See where the candidates for D.C.’s 2016 Primaries stand on issues affecting the District’s un-housed community
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