DC surveys homeless residents every year. What do the numbers tell us?
D.C. conducted its annual survey of residents experiencing homelessness, the Point-in-Time Count, on Jan. 25. While the numbers are crucial to measuring how effective the city’s plan to end homelessness is, advocates say the survey is likely an undercount.
As DC lapses on porta pottie contract, public restroom pilot programs inch forward
A public restroom pilot program plans to address the longstanding problem of access to public restrooms. An anticipated report by the work group consisting of nine government agencies is planned to release a report sometime this month.
NPS closes second park on Capitol Hill, once again pushing out encampment residents
The National Park Service closed a second triangle park near Union Station on Oct. 15. Ten people who had been living in the park at Massachusetts Avenue and 3rd Street NE had only 14 days to find a new place to live.
DC government removes tents, injures one resident, houses others, and deploys concrete barriers to enforce a ‘pedestrian passageway’
An encampment eviction was suspended for less than a day after a District worker used a small front loader to push over a tent with an individual still inside. District officials maintain the worker didn’t know someone was inside, but it raises the question: How could this happen in the first place?
DC will shut down long-standing NoMa encampments as part of pilot program
Like K Street in January 2020, the underpasses at L Street and M Street NE will be designated as “pedestrian passageways.” Unlike the K Street eviction, D.C. government says it will expedite housing as part of removing people and their belongings.
Local teen’s message on poverty: Believe in yourself but don’t leave others behind
Local Templeton Academy sophomore Miguel Coppedge started a fundraiser last year to benefit children in foster care and families experiencing homelessness. His charity donations are destined for St. Ann’s Center for Youth, Children and Families, the place where he was adopted at age 2.
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