Post Tagged with: "homelessness"

ANNE STONECIPHER FOR THE HOYA Students living on Magis Row, one of Georgetown's independent Living Learning Communities, conducted a feminine hygiene product drive from Oct. 9 through Oct. 16. The donations were delivered to Thrive D.C., a charity benefitting D.C. Ward 1 residents experiencing homelessness.

Magis Row Organizes Feminine Hygiene Product Drive

A drive organized by students who live on Magis Row is set to donate feminine hygiene products to Thrive D.C., a nonprofit organization and the sole provider of homeless services in Washington, D.C.’s Ward 1. Magis Row, the 16 townhouses located mostly on 36th Street, is one of Georgetown’s independent[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
DAVID GROSSO
District of Columbia Public Schools released private information about students experiencing homelessness on the D.C. Council’s website, which is associated with Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large)

Students’ Private Information Published on DC Council Website

Washington, D.C.’s public school authority mistakenly posted the personal information of 2,000 students experiencing homelessness on a website run by the D.C. Council, where the data remained for seven months before its removal Aug. 9. Posted by District of Columbia Public Schools on Feb. 5, 2018, the information included names,[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
A $1.7 million grant will fund a downtown day services center offering resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness.

DC Mayor Approves Grant for Homeless Resource Center

A Downtown Day Services Center that offers essential resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness is set to open on New York Avenue by Nov. 1. The construction of the center will be funded by a $1.7 million grant announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Thursday as part[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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21 residents of Ward 3 have banded together to file a lawsuit against Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and D.C. Council about the pending development of a new homeless shelter.

Homeless Population Tallied in Annual Count

After nightfall on Jan. 24, Cameron Hull (COL ’18) searched the streets of the Georgetown neighborhood for figures lying in the darkness. As the temperature dipped into the 30s, she tallied the number of homeless individuals she encountered over three hours, conducting a survey of each and offering them snacks,[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 0 comments City News, Features, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Menstruation Deserves Attention. Period.

When you see a person begging on the street, how do you feel? Most of us are able to empathize, at least on some level, with being cold or hungry. But how many of us can sympathize with the feeling of blood soaking our underwear? Nearly half of the global[Read More…]

by September 18, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

District Ranked 4th-Best US City to Live

Washington, D.C., is the fourth-best city to live in the United States based on factors such as quality of life and desirability, according to a study from U.S. News and World Report released Tuesday, despite reports of an increase in racial and economic inequality across the city. The “2017 Best[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: NATASHA THOMSON/THE HOYA
Muriel Bowser

Bowser Pushes Initiatives to Accommodate Homeless

In light of an influx of families seeking shelter during a record-breaking winter storm this year, homelessness in Washington, D.C., became an increasingly prominent issue, with Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) recently announcing plans to close the city’s dilapidated D.C. General Family Shelter. According to the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness,[Read More…]

Bowser’s Homelessness Plan Faces Backlash Over Costs, Location

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) plan to replace the D.C. General Family Shelter with eight smaller sites in each ward of Washington, D.C., has come under fire throughout March due to concerns over transparency, cost and proposed shelter locations. Bowser announced Feb. 9 that the city would fund new shelters to[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Bowser Announces Homelessness Plan

Mayor Muriel Bowser released her new homelessness initiative Feb. 9, which proposes to close the homeless shelter at D.C. General Hospital and open up eight smaller neighborhood shelters in each ward of the District. The council voted to approve Bowser’s plan last fall amid intense scrutiny of the D.C. General[Read More…]

by February 23, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Homeless Youth Surveyed

A recent D.C. Department of Human Services survey found that 43 percent of the District’s 330 homeless youths identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to D.C.’s first Homeless Youth Census released Jan. 13. The youths surveyed were living on the streets, in a housing program or without a[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top