Posts Tagged ‘d.c. homelessness’

Volunteers Search for Relisha Rudd: “We Don’t Believe in Too Little Too Late”

Markita Bryant walked down Bladensburg Avenue NE Saturday with a bullhorn yelling, "Relisha Rudd. Eight years old. Gone missing in this area." A handful of other people followed her with stacks of fliers as they passed by the Holiday Inn Express—one of the last places the missing girl was seen with her presumed abductor, Kahlil Tatum, [...]

Homeless Advocates Protest With Empty Coffin Outside State of the District

About a dozen homeless advocates stood outside Kelly Miller Middle School in Lincoln Heights before Mayor Vince Gray's State of the District address Tuesday night, waiting to confront the mayor about what they said is his ineffective policy of prioritizing shelters over long-term housing for the District's homeless population. The protestors had just participated in a [...]

District Line Daily: Along Party Lines

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The District is one of a few remaining cities to hold partisan primaries in which voters [...]

Taxi Commission Meetings Canceled Because Room Was Being Used as Warming Site

The D.C. Taxicab Commission made big headlines in 2013, but still hasn't met in 2014. The reason: Its Old Council Chambers meeting room at One Judiciary Square was being used as a warming site during the city's recent spell of cold emergencies.
The commission was supposed to have a special meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 16. That [...]

District Line Daily: Shelterless From The Storm

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The unprecedented increase in the number of homeless families in D.C. this winter is costing [...]

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