Little Free Library wants to diversify its books
The Little Free Library system is about to become more diverse in D.C. The Wisconsin-based nonprofit behind the book-sharing boxes plans to provide 5,000 books to 21 new locations spread throughout the city that highlight the experiences of people who are BIPOC and identify as LGBTQ+.
Ward 1 councilmember rallies alongside tenants to call for rent control reforms and expansion
Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau rallied alongside about 150 tenants and supporters at a Columbia Heights apartment building and vowed to pursue legislative initiatives to expand the city’s rent control law. The rally was organized by Reclaim Rent Control, a campaign supported by 45 local union and non-profits which aims to improve conditions in rent-controlled apartments.
D.C. budget cuts mean this nonprofit can’t serve as many hot meals
After budget cuts last October, Thrive DC has cut its hot meals offered from five days a week to three days a week, as well as decreased the hours that clients may use the facilities. Clients and staff alike said they are upset about these changes, but have been working to adjust to the new schedule.
Fighting For Shelter: Discrimination Suit Dismissed, NIMBY Suit Filed
An appeal brought against the District government by a group of 42 homeless men who were evicted from the La Casa low-barrier shelter in 2010, has been summarily dismissed on all counts by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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