NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia February 11, 2023
DC risks running out of shelter beds in 2023
Between encampment and program closures, D.C.’s shelter system may be overwhelmed by mid-2023.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia January 11, 2023
New year, new agency? DCHA reform efforts continue into 2023
As the D.C. Housing Authority’s new board takes over, advocates continue calls for substantial reform and resident representation.
ArtBy Jackie Turner June 8, 2022
Ode to the elderly man
A new poem by Jackie Turner.
NewsBy Bonnibelle Bishop November 11, 2019
77 formerly homeless veterans will be the first residents of The Parks at Walter Reed, followed by 134 low-income seniors
Abrams Hall is the first completed part of the Walter Reed Medical campus redevelopment in Northwest D.C.
NewsBy Zachary Headings October 3, 2018
Fire at senior housing complex displaces 160 residents
A fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing Complex displaces 160 residents and leaves one senior trapped in the building for five days.
ArtBy Gwynette Smith April 4, 2018
Feeling bad about being me
Gwynette Smith writes about the prejudices she faces from people who assume she is homeless.
OpinionBy Jennifer McLaughlin March 7, 2018
Pass Social Security Protections
Jennifer McLaughlin makes the case for House Resolution 4547, the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018
NewsBy Jake Maher February 28, 2018
D.C. Council reviews efforts to serve aging residents
The D.C. Council Committee held its budget oversight hearing of several agencies which address aging in place in Washington, D.C.
ArtBy Gwynette Smith February 21, 2018
Our seniors need help
Gwynette Smith describes the actions taken by the D.C. government over the past year that aimed to help senior citizens.
ArtBy Robert Williams February 12, 2018
Perception or reality: Our seniors
Robert Williams calls for increased care towards homeless senior citizens, sharing an experience he had with a homeless friend recently.
ArtBy Robert Williams January 19, 2017
Perception or Reality: Relegated?
In this installment of Perception or Reality, Robert Williams laments the effects of the lack of housing.
NewsBy Elli Bloomberg November 16, 2016
Limited Income, Limited Options:Despite Maintenance Neglect, Tenants Resolve Not to Leave Homes
Residents of four Congress Heights apartment buildings resolve to stay despite redevelopment plan.
ArtBy Gwynette Smith November 2, 2016
Do Your Part, Remove All Obstacles to Vote
A vendor describes her early voting experience and some of the obstacles facing people who want to vote.
NewsBy Colleen Cosgriff June 2, 2016
Federal Court Postponed Homeless Man’s Hearing to Allow Time to Obtain Housing
“Preacherman” Lance faced charges from the National Park police at May 18 hearing in U.S. District Court. His friend Jane Zara helped him navigate some of the legal process, but could not represent him.
NewsBy Tyler Champine June 2, 2016
TENAC Candidates Forum Prioritizes Sick and Elderly Residents
Tuesday, May 17 the Tenant Advocacy Coalition held a Candidates Forum at Sumner School on the subject of rent control and other tenant-related issues.
NewsBy Jane Cave May 5, 2016
D.C. Council Votes to Protect Senior Citizens
The D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary approved a bill that will protect senior citizens from financial exploitation.
OpinionBy Cynthia Mewborn April 4, 2016
The Elderly Deserve Better
A black cloud of cruelty lingers in the air of Washington, D.C., from individuals who intentionally force the frailest to…
NewsBy Megan Panagopoulos July 15, 2015
Homelessness Affects All Ages
According to the District of Columbia Interagency Council of Homelessness (ICH), the number of families experiencing homelessness in the D.C….
OpinionBy Michael Lee Matthew May 12, 2015
A Plea to Help Senior Citizens
Committees on ending homelessness, movements on end homelessness, meetings to end homelessness, reports on ending homelessness…. May God and…
NewsBy Lillianna Byington April 17, 2015
District Strives to be Physically and Financially Age-Friendly
A new program to benefit elderly District of Columbia residents is now in the early stages of implementation. “Age-Friendly DC”…
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