In a new HUD report, D.C. tied with Idaho for the highest percentage increase in homelessness.
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Carpenter’s Shelter, an Alexandria nonprofit, celebrated Thanksgiving with current and former residents.
Despite ongoing efforts to streamline the housing voucher system, the way the vouchers are structured and calculated often causes confusion and limits choices available to recipients.
Services like Northern Virgina Family Services provide opportunities and tools for success to those who are able to adhere to their high standards. Those who have experienced homeless and hardship, such as Carla, these strict rules might be tough, but promote a sense of self-determination.
An analysis of the consequences of voter ID laws for unhoused voters and people of color, focusing primarily on seven states.
Vendor/Artist Phillip Black muses on the state of DC Metro.
A Q&A with Chuck D, Tom Morello and DJ Lord of Prophets of Rage. The combination of established revolutionary musicians has put special focus on poverty in their Make America Rage Again tour, which kicked off in Fairfax, Virginia.
Vendor features bakery that aims to help women re-enter society.
Street Sense vendor, Juan Callejon, shares a song dedicated to someone special.
Street Sense volunteer has started an blog, focusing on living unsheltered with Rheumatoid Arthritis. She hopes to spread awareness about the disorder and one day publish her written works.
Street Sense vendor shares his concerns of safety and construction on the Metro.
May 23, a woman was sexually assaulted while riding the Metro. Author shares their opinion in regards to accountability and bystanders of actions as such.
We celebrate June 5, Long Term Survivors day, for those living with HIV/AIDS. Advocate, author, and survivor Nancy Duncan, offers her support to survivors of HIV/AIDS.
Monday, June 6 marked the start to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which will bring its own set of challenges to impoverished and homeless members of the… Read more »
In 1953, when I was born, I was called Negro. The Civil Rights Act had not yet been signed; that would happen later. So I… Read more »
As of Monday, November 2, Reagan National airport is “closed” from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Travelers may still occupy the space if waiting on… Read more »
“The Internet is not a luxury, it is a necessity.” These were the words of President Barack Obama during his announcement in Oklahoma of a… Read more »
It was the summer of 2010 when Tenickia Polk lost everything. After years enduring an abusive marriage, she sought help from her church and ended… Read more »
On August 19, A mentally ill inmate died in a Virginia jail while he waited to be sent to a mental hospital , reported the… Read more »
Arlington County, Virginia has opened a new 24-hour center for homeless residents of the county in downtown Arlington, near the Courthouse Metro. The new center… Read more »