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The Same Property Management Companies and Building Owners Pressuring Tenants to Pay Rent Are Benefitting From Pandemic Relief Funding
The first time she remembers protesting in the region, about 10 years ago, Tara Maxwell was outside the Virginia home of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. His wife Virginia, the target of Maxwell’s ire that day, is a prominent right-wing lobbyist and current adviser to President Donald Trump’s administration. “If I can protest at Clarence […]
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 […]