NewsBy Casey Bacot / Cole Kindiger / Gabriela Ferreira Reitz / Jessica Rich August 2, 2023
Some of DC’s cooling centers are not open for a third year
D.C.’s cooling centers, which help keep people experiencing homelessness safe during a heat emergency, are not fully open.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia August 2, 2023
‘A very simple mission:’ Q and A with CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness
Street Sense sat down with the CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Ann Oliva.
National homeless services advocates call for more federal funding
Attendees at the National Alliance to End Homelessness conference spent the day on Capitol Hill talking to legislators.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia July 19, 2023
DC Council partially reforms Rapid Rehousing, expands tenant protections
The D.C. Council voted on reforms to rules governing rental applications and Rapid Rehousing.
NewsBy Jessica Rich July 19, 2023
Two encampments cleared in NoMa neighborhood
By 10 a.m. on July 13, two encampments in the NoMa neighborhood dissipated, leaving remnants of the lives of those who resided there.
NewsBy Gabriela Ferreira Reitz July 12, 2023
The One Journey Festival fills in the gaps for refugees
The One Journey Festival highlights the stories and contributions of refugees in the D.C. area.
NewsBy Jessica Rich July 12, 2023
Homelessness amongst LGBTQI+ identifying youth is common. Can the federal government end it?
HUD announced on June 8 that it will launch a new campaign to support LGBTQ+ identifying youth experiencing homelessness.
A new shelter is opening in an affluent DC neighborhood. Some residents are debating whether it’s the right move.
An advisory neighborhood commission passed a resolution in favor of turning the building into a shelter last month.
NewsBy Jessica Rich July 5, 2023
Ribbon cutting for Sharon’s Place marks addition to D.C.’s N Street Village
N St Village opened a new transitional housing facility for women, named after homeless rights advocate Sharon Hart.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia June 28, 2023
DC will not reopen rental assistance applications this year despite new funding
D.C.’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program will not reopen applications this year despite $33 million in new federal funding.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia June 21, 2023
How a lack of information is influencing DC’s rent control debates
A database that is supposed to inform the state of rent control in D.C. has been delayed for years.
NewsBy Kaela Roeder June 21, 2023
A new guaranteed income pilot launches in DC
A new guaranteed income pilot has come to the District to assist Black mothers with children involved in the child welfare system.
NewsBy Cole Kindiger June 14, 2023
Q&A: What’s next for Juneteenth in DC — A conversation with Chuck Hicks
As D.C. residents prepare for a week of celebration, a community leader looks ahead to the pending activation of the Juneteenth Commission.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia / Athiyah Azeem June 7, 2023
DC is quietly closing more encampments, as residents have fewer places to go
D.C. is moving to close more encampments, sometimes with only 24 hours’ notice for the encampment residents.
NewsBy Cole Kindiger June 7, 2023
People for Fairness Coalition celebrates fifteenth anniversary
Over 130 people flocked to Franklin Park to celebrate the People for Fairness Coalition’s fifteenth anniversary.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia June 7, 2023
DC returned millions of federal grants intended to end homelessness
Over the last 5 years, D.C. has had to return millions in federal grants to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia May 31, 2023
DC Council passes 2024 budget
The D.C. Council passed the city’s fiscal year 2024 budget on March 30, reversing cuts proposed by the mayor.
NewsBy Athiyah Azeem May 24, 2023
DC closes long-standing downtown encampment
The city permanently removed the people living outside of Street Sense Media’s offices.
NewsBy Athiyah Azeem / Annemarie Cuccia May 24, 2023
Advocates protest mayor’s claim that only 221 people experience homelessness in DC
Advocates protested outside Mayor Muriel Bowser’s home after she said only 221 people are homeless in the District at an oversight hearing.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia May 24, 2023
The laws DC is funding in this year’s budget
D.C.’s budget will help the city implement bills to protect domestic workers, street vendors and young people in foster care.
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