Articles tagged: D.C. homelessness
This article is part of our 2021 contribution to the D.C. Homeless Crisis Reporting Project in collaboration with other local newsrooms. The collective works will be published throughout the day... Read more
D.C.’s decision to permanently close three encampments is part of a pilot program that aims to rehouse encampment residents in conjunction with the sites’ closure. While this goal sounds promising, its creation of no-tent zones is likely to further criminalize homelessness.
Housing justice means rent cancellation, tenant empowerment, and extension of permanent housing programs
With the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) eviction moratorium in legal danger and housing insecurity exacerbated by the pandemic, the D.C. government must take action to protect the 7,800-15,800 residents... Read more
Georgetown has significantly contributed to homelessness and gentrification in D.C. We have the resources—and the imperative—to do better.
Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant will host its inaugural Thanksgiving brunch for homeless residents in Georgetown on Nov. 28. The restaurant, located on M Street, has collaborated with other... Read more
As Georgetown students enjoyed the snow day after last weekend’s storm, many homeless residents of D.C. were stuffed into shelters due to the inclement conditions and low temperatures. A number... Read more
During her first mayoral campaign in 2014, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser vowed to close the D.C. General Family Shelter, the former hospital that served as the city’s primary homeless shelter... Read more