NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia June 7, 2023
DC returned millions of federal grants intended to end homelessness
D.C. returned over $10 million in federal grants intended to fund programs aimed at ending homelessness from 2017 through 2021,…
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia May 31, 2023
DC Council passes 2024 budget
The D.C. Council passed the city’s fiscal year 2024 budget on May 30. The budget, which now heads to the…
NewsBy Athiyah Azeem May 24, 2023
DC closes long-standing downtown encampment
When Gigi Dovonou moved into the encampment in front of the Church of the Epiphany and Street Sense Media, he…
Advocates protest mayor’s claim that only 221 people experience homelessness in DC
Advocates protested outside Mayor Muriel Bowser’s home on May 20 after she said only 221 people are currently experiencing homelessness…
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia May 24, 2023
The laws DC is funding in this year’s budget
D.C. is poised to implement new protections for domestic workers, street vendors and young people in foster care, thanks to…
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia May 17, 2023
Homelessness in DC is on the rise. What should the city do about it?
Getachew Gurumu became homeless for the first time after he received an eviction notice from his landlord during the pandemic….
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia May 11, 2023
DC has a social worker shortage. Councilmembers hope these proposals will help.
Unhoused residents across the District are feeling the impact of the city’s social worker shortage. Anyone seeking to use a…
DCHA director will step down amidst agency overhaul
D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA) Director Brenda Donald will step down this summer midway through the troubled agency’s overhaul, according to…
NewsBy Alexia Partouche May 10, 2023
New legislation could allow DC to help tenants purchase their buildings. Some worry it could encroach on community land trusts.
Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau intends to introduce legislation to the D.C. Council that would give tenant groups more support…
NewsBy Kaela Roeder May 3, 2023
Report shows DC children are missing out on the School Breakfast Program
Many D.C. children in public and public charter schools are missing out on the School Breakfast Program, according to a recent report by D.C. Hunger Solutions.
NewsBy Alexia Partouche May 3, 2023
Honoring the life of Marcellus Phillips
Street Sense artist, vendor, and former vendor program associate Marcellus Phillips died in late February. He was 43.
NewsBy Kaela Roeder April 26, 2023
Advocates, councilmembers rally against mayor’s proposed budget
Advocates gathered on April 25 at the steps of the John A. Wilson building to demand the D.C. Council reject Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed fiscal year 2024 budget.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia April 19, 2023
Street Sense vendors host poetry slam
Street Sense Media vendors read their work aloud at a poetry slam at Planet Word.
Why it’s so hard for former foster youth to find stable housing
As vouchers go unused, former foster youth in D.C. say the city’s child welfare agency’s housing options aren’t successful.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia April 13, 2023
DC families who file their tax returns could receive monthly stipends
The new monthly basic income program provides monthly stipends to eligible families who file their tax returns.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia April 12, 2023
Here are the social services programs losing money in Bowser’s budget
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed 2024 budget cuts funding for an array of safety net programs. Here’s why some think the programs need money.
How to end chronic homelessness in DC, according to new report
A new report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute estimates the cost of ending homelessness in the District to be $770 million.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia April 11, 2023
DCHA internal audits point to fraud, conflicts in voucher program
Audits of D.C.’s voucher program show employees committed voucher fraud and did not report conflicts of interest.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia April 5, 2023
DC has 420 housing vouchers for youth leaving foster care. Why isn’t it using them all?
D.C. has not used all available housing vouchers for youth exiting foster care, even as some youth exit into homelessness.
NewsBy Kaela Roeder April 5, 2023
Street vending bill passes second council vote
A new bill promises to decriminalize street vending without a license, establish zones for vendors to operate legally and make it easier to obtain a license.
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