Posts Tagged ‘D.C. General’

The Search for Relisha Rudd Continues One Year After Her Disappearance

Volunteers will hand out flyers Monday looking for any information that could lead to the missing girl.

District Line Daily: D.C. Gets College-Ready

Can the city really close D.C. General by next year?

District Line Daily: Horrors at D.C. General

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A damning months-long Washington Post investigation reveals that living conditions at the troubled D.C. General homeless shelter [...]

District Line Daily: On A Roll

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The D.C. Cannabis Campaign says it has collected twice the number of required signatures to [...]

The Needle: Broken Promises

On Track?: D.C.'s Department of Transportation is now saying the streetcar should be open by the end of the year. At one time, officials were saying the H Street NE line would open in 2013, so holding your breath for this opening date is not recommended. -5
From Homeless to Hoya: Meet Rashema Melson, the valedictorian at Anacostia High who lives [...]

District Line Daily: Gym-Goers Still in a Fit

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Objections against a proposal that would widely expand the city's 5.75 percent sales tax are [...]

District Line Daily: Best of D.C. 2014!

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Make sure to read Washington City Paper's Best Of D.C. 2014 issue—192 pages of the [...]

D.C. General Comes Under Scrutiny Following Disappearance of Relisha Rudd

Members of the D.C. Council talked to government officials and homeless advocates today to try to better understand how the expansive homeless shelter at the former D.C. General Hospital operates and what institutionalized protocols may have created an environment where the disappearance of 8 year-old Relisha Rudd could go largely unnoticed.
Ward 1 Councilman Jim Graham, [...]

Emails Show D.C. Struggling With Homeless Shelter Capacity

It may be easy to paint D.C. as being a pretty harsh place for homeless families. After all, there is D.C. General—its controversial and problematic emergency shelter. And there is the on-going capacity problem. The city just doesn't have enough space for every homeless family. Placing families at the Comfort Inn on New York Avenue [...]

District Putting Homeless Up In Hotels

When the District government has to put up homeless families in hotels, it's a sign—perhaps even an important sign—that the city's shelter space has been and continues to be inadequate for families. WaPo is reporting today that the District has started housing a small number of families in hotels. Homeless advocates and attorneys have been [...]

Is D.C. General Suitable For Children?

That's the question attorney Matthew Fraidin was tasked with finding out. Fraidin, an associate professor at UDC's David A. Clarke School of Law and visiting professor at Georgetown University, had been tapped by Councilmember Tommy Wells to investigate the conditions at D.C. General's emergency family shelter and figure out if the abandoned hospital was a [...]

Advocates Urge Gray To Vote Against Homeless Bill

Remember that homeless bill that the New York Times editorial board slammed as inhumane? The one that every nonprofit in the District condemned? The residency-requirement bill that the city's CFO stated would produce zero cost savings? Tomorrow, Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells is going to put it up for a vote. Just in time for [...]

Tommy Wells Tweets Response to New York Times

In yesterday's edition, the New York Times editorial board took on Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells' residency requirement for homeless services bill.  The board called his proposal "inhumane" and suggested it was simply "very bad public policy." The board also cited the CFO which stated that Wells' bill wouldn't save the city any money. Late [...]

New York Times Slams Wells’ Homeless Services Legislation

Today, the New York Times' editorial board took the unusual step of issuing an opinion on a local D.C. issue. The board thoroughly shreds Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells' incredibly lazy proposal to limit homeless services to District residents. If only the Washington Post would be so bold.
Times editorial after the jump.

Save Our Safety Net Back Up And Fighting

After a short hiatus during the recent campaign season, Save Our Safety Net is back up and fighting. The group's latest issue: taking on Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells' bill that would restrict homeless services to only District residents. The Safety Netters show that there's more to this bill than the residency requirement.

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