Vigil honors Jose Navarro and 42 other individuals who died on D.C. streets in 2021
One month after Jose Navarro died on the steps of Foundry United Methodist Church, a vigil honors his life and the lives of 42 others. Advocates for the homeless community now push for wealth taxes to end chronic homelessness in his and their honor.
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+.
DC’s first transitional drug treatment program for women opens
Samaritan Inns’ new facility provides homeless or at-risk women seeking sobriety with a six-month treatment program that allows them to live full-time in the building while receiving a personalized regimen of therapy and medical care, and later, assistance finding jobs and housing.
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.
Five service providers joined forces to give resources and life coaching to low-income families in Adams Morgan
The coalition of nonprofits created Platform of Hope to help families access and navigate existing services by centralizing them. The program will take on its second wave of clients in September.
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