Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“According to their agreement, half of excess surplus funds will go to the Housing Production Trust Fund, the city’s primary mechanism for building and maintaining affordable housing.” Affordable Housing Could be the Big Winner in D.C.’s Budget Boom (Washington City Paper)

“One of the challenging aspects of recognizing hypothermia on the street is the prevalence of severe and persistent mental illness among rough sleepers.” Risks of Living On Street In Bitter Cold: When Not to Walk On By (WBUR)

“Homeless families currently are being sent to two D.C. recreation centers to sleep on cots in large, open spaces. ‘It sounds bad, and it’s worse than it sounds,’ Berns said.” Homelessness among D.C. families called ‘catastrophic’ (Washington Post)

“The bill would require the Interagency Council on Homelessness to include recommendations for helping LGBTQ homeless youth in its annual report, and establishes a minimum number of beds to be made available for this demographic.”  D.C. Council Unanimously Passes Bill for LGBT Homeless Youth (Metro Weekly)

Recent Posts

Back to Blog
November 7, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Ezell Battle

Ezell Battle has joined us this fall through the Oramenta Newsome Fellowship at our partner organization, LISC (the Local Initiatives Support Corporation). With her background in human services work,…
January 21, 2020

Understanding Others Through Storytelling

Ashley, who lives at Calvary Women’s Services, stood up and told her story last week. She spoke with the confidence and ease that comes with years of storytelling, even though this was her first…
December 4, 2019

Tianna's Heart

Tianna’s ‘Storm of Life’ Drawing Made During Her First LEAP Class Last week, Tianna was in her first health class at Calvary. The topic- physical and emotional health of the heart. A…