After its August recess, the Committee on Government Relations will review two bills that would help close the digital divide that has persisted in D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods.
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New Endeavors by Women provides transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless women and families through its seven housing-based programs. For 29 years, NEW staff and services have helped over 3,000 women and 500 children work towards achieving or improving employment, education and housing.
Daima Lewis moved her family when her daughters were accepted to the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts. But she underestimated the housing market.
Wisconsin man Dennis Schulze brings a personal touch to his fundraising efforts for police and military. After spending a month traveling from Delaware to the White House by wheelchair, Schulze finds himself so touched by the stories in Franklin Park that he spends a week sleeping there.
Justice and Witness Ministries protests for Medicaid at the Hart Senate Office Building.
2nd Street Bridge encampment swept by city officials leaving homeless campers with nowhere to go.
The D.C. Interagency Council on Homelessness is looking to expand its voting body through adding business and philanthropic organizations, allowing them to make policy decisions affecting the D.C.’s homeless community. This was proposed in the Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017, and if passed would embrace new voices, ideas, and funding to end homelessness.
Private landlords are meeting up to join with the D.C. Government to house homeless people. They are finding ways to help house DC’s 7,473 homeless population using vouchers along with other tactics.
FY 2018 budget does not identify funding for Incarceration to Incorporation Entrepreneurship Program Act of 2016 despite being unanimously passed as a law in 2016. Current D.C. employment and entrepreneurship services for returning citizens cannot provide for the amount of people released from the Department of Corrections, and do not focus on creating education partnerships to facilitate reintegration into society for retuning citizens.
Schools like Tubman Elementary have found innovative ways to get kids to come to school, but with a recent investigation casting doubt on district attendance data, some education advocates are calling for changes to DCPS attendance policies.
The GOP’s recent health care plans to replace the Affordable Care Act included major cuts to Medicaid spending, which could eventually cost the District $1 billion per year, officials say.
A D.C.-based startup Urgent Wellness aims to put medical centers in homeless shelters and housing projects to provide care for vulnerable populations.
When The Overlook at Oxon Run opened in 2010, providing affordable housing to young families and seniors like Florestine Jones, it came with an added… Read more »
The D.C. Council may change the city’s status as the only jurisdiction in the country that requires those with intellectual disabilities to be civilly committed… Read more »
The public comment period for the revision of D.C.’s Comprehensive Plan closed on June 23. This document is the District’s legislative framework for long-term growth… Read more »
An amendment was introduced to D.C. Council on July 11, 2017 that would make homelessness a protected class under Washington, D.C. human rights law. The bill was introduced under the name of famed homeless advocate Michael A. Stoops.
Across the country, people experiencing homelessness are subject to arrest for sitting, sleeping and eating outside, despite the lack of other options. An arrest could… Read more »
A group of advocates met in May to discuss what a campaign for a right to housing in D.C. would look like. Attendees went… Read more »
The National Association of HUD Tenants brought about 40 people from around country to demonstrate against the president’s cuts to affordable housing spending and rent increases.
In the first Heat Emergency of 2017, the D.C. government is better equipped to help the homeless population beat the heat than it was last year, but many experiencing homelessness are still unaware of the resources or unable to utilize them.