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On Aug. 24, D.C. will move the last of its families experiencing homelessness out of New York Ave. NE’s Days Inn, ending a years-long reliance on the property as emergency overflow shelter, a spokesperson for the Department of Human Services confirms to City Paper. As of late July, D.C. also ended its contract with the […]
Shortly after declining to commit to a timeline for reforming local rent control laws by declaring that the public should not expect her to be “cutting my finger and bleeding blood,” At-Large D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds voted down an effort to divert $35 million from a planned expansion of the H St. NE streetcar to the […]
A newly built family homeless shelter on Delaware Ave. SW, in Ward 6, won’t begin accepting families until “late July” after failing at least one building inspection, a person with direct knowledge of the news tellsCity Paper—despite the fact that D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally “open” the facility on Feb. […]
The Kelly Miller Dwellings in LeDroit Park was the kind of tight-knit community where, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit it, residents would sit outside, play music, and talk for hours. And no wonder: Some tenants of the scattered-site 160-unit public housing complex, located just behind Howard University Hospital, have lived there for 30 years. So […]
D.C. will permanently discontinue its contract next month with the Quality Inn, a motel on New York Ave. NE that Department of Human Services officials have used for years as a place to temporarily shelter homeless families. Noah Abraham, a deputy administrator at the Department of Human Services who oversees the agency’s programming for homeless […]