Homelessness reported at an all-time low in the Washington region
The 2022 Point in Time (PIT) count results from 9 participating jurisdictions across the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia were revealed at this month’s Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments meeting on May 11. A decrease across all subgroups of the region’s homeless population was reported.
What should become of Donald Trump and his enablers if justice is to be served?
If Trump knows the difference between right and wrong and chooses to break the law anyway, then he obviously belongs in prison. However, if his sense of right and wrong is a brain condition due to no fault of his own, then the American people still need to be protected from his actions nonetheless.
The US doesn’t settle refugees in DC because the cost of housing is too high
Refugees coming into the Washington region will contend with more than just acclimating themselves to a new culture and environment. They will need to learn how to overcome barriers to employment and reckon with the soaring cost of housing. Refugees, nonprofits, and others hope the public will stay focused on welcoming newcomers into the region. // خلاصه: پناهجویان که به منطقه واشنگتن می آیند نه تنها خود را با فرهنگ و محیط جدید عادت میدهند. آنها می آموزند که چگونه بر موانع اشتغال زایی را فائق آیند و هزینه های مسکن را در نظر بگیرند. پناهجویان، سازمان های غیرانتفاعی و دیگران امیدوارند عموم مردم روی استقبال از تازه واردان در منطقه تمرکز کنند
The CARES Act expiration may leave millions without support
Congress’ emergency federal aid expansion is set to expire at the end of July, cutting millions of Americans who became unemployed during the Covid-19 pandemic from vital support. Experts advise that the aid package be extended to return poverty rates to pre-crisis levels.
The global pandemic and political discord highlight the importance of the Poor People’s Campaign
The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington planned for this month will be digital, due to the ongoing pandemic. Organizers hope the assembly will bring about change while COVID-19 disproportionately affects poor and Black Americans and nationwide protests demand reckoning with systemic racism.
Poor and homeless people are included in the CARES Act stimulus, but will probably have to “raise their hand” to get it
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides for stimulus payments to every adult and every child with a valid Social Security number. The legislation is more inclusive than previous recession relief packages but experts say D.C.’s most vulnerable residents are still the farthest away from receiving help.
Arlington residents say new mental health diversion court program was rushed
While attendees of a public forum on Aug. 15 agreed that a docket on behavioral health could benefit individuals with mental health issues, they said the program should not require participants to plead guilty and requires more public feedback before becoming final.
Capital Region Housing Challenge looks to raise $1 billion for affordable housing by 2020
The Capital Region Housing Challenge was announced by the Housing Leaders Group of Greater Washington March 20. The challenge aims to encourage $1 billion in commitments to fund affordable housing projects in the D.C. metro area.
25th annual resource fair strives to compensate for the high rate of denials for veterans’ benefits
On Jan. 26, the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center hosted its 25th Winterhaven Stand Down, a resource event for homeless and at-risk veterans. The day included on-the-spot hiring, legal aid, warm meals and more.
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