Post Tagged with: "homelessness"

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
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
Burying Georgetown under approximately 2 feet of snow, Winter Storm Jonas hit D.C. with the fourth most snowfall on its record. Georgetown’s Planning and Facilities Management employees found themselves searching for beds on campus as they stayed to keep the university running, while the homeless faced tough nights in freezing temperatures in the District..

Winter Storm Paralyzes DC

Winter Storm Jonas, which covered Washington, D.C. with over 2 feet of snow this weekend, has tied for the storm with the fourth most snowfall on record in the District, aggravating an existing homelessness problem and essentially halting all activities across D.C. The storm, dubbed “Snowzilla,” shut down federal, state[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Homelessness Influx Prompts City Response

Washington, D.C., faces the challenge of accommodating 700 displaced families during the hypothermia season from Nov. 1 to April 1, when below-freezing temperatures trigger the right-to-shelter law in D.C. that mandates housing for all homeless people. The surge in homeless families seeking shelter has prompted Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration to[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The second annual 5K Race Against Homelessness, which took place Saturday, returned with more than 300 participants this year.

Social Justice Race Returns

More than 300 members of the Georgetown community participated in the second annual 5K Race Against Homelessness, a charity event hosted by the Georgetown Ministry Center and the Center for Social Justice, on Saturday. Proceeds from the race go toward the GMC’s street outreach programs to combat chronic homelessness in[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top