ArtBy Aida Peery November 8, 2023
People getting their paychecks and not doing their jobs
Aida Peery’s moved into housing, but she’s struggling to get adequate living conditions.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia October 11, 2023
DC’s rental assistance program closes after being open for just 10 days
D.C. residents behind on rent only had a few days to apply for rental assistance this month.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia September 13, 2023
Aging out of foster care is hard. DC hopes these reforms will make it easier
Since an initial Street Sense/DC Line investigation published this spring, D.C. has helped 17 young people in foster care get vouchers.
NewsBy Gabriela Ferreira Reitz August 30, 2023
Councilmember Matt Frumin on affordable housing in DC
Street Sense sat down with Councilmember Matt Frumin to talk about his new bill reforming rent stabilization.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia August 16, 2023
DC funded a record number of housing vouchers. Here’s how the process is working
D.C. distributed a record number of housing vouchers over the last year, but some people are left behind in a slow process.
NewsBy Cole Kindiger August 16, 2023
A house is not a home: How a developer in Hawaii is addressing the homeless crisis
One Hawaiian housing developer is using a new model called kauhale to address homelessness, overcoming the barriers that hobble construction.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia August 2, 2023
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.
OpinionBy Robert White July 12, 2023
On the record: Where District leaders answer your questions
Councilmember Robert White on the role of community land trusts in D.C.
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 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 11, 2023
DC has a social worker shortage. Councilmembers hope these proposals will help.
Two bills before the D.C. Council would make it easier for D.C. residents to become a social worker in homeless services.
DCHA director will step down amidst agency overhaul
D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA) Director Brenda Donald will step down this summer mid-way through the troubled agency’s overhaul.
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.
Councilmember Nadeau intends to introduce legislation that would give tenant groups more support from the city to purchase property.
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 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 Annemarie Cuccia March 29, 2023
Mayor’s proposed budget a reversal from years of increased funding for vouchers
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2024 cuts funding for eviction prevention and adds no new housing vouchers.
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