Last night, neither the Zoning Commission, nor the Office of Planning, nor Donatelli Development knew what was up with the replacement of the La Casa community shelter. This morning, Councilmember Jim Graham said that “we are straightening all of this out right now.” And Michael Ferrell, the executive director of the Coalition for the Homeless—which [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Department of Human Services’
The Washington Post reports this morning that the city is going to begin distributing $7.5 million in stimulus money this week to needy families making a maximum income of $30,000. Couldn't come at a better time as we settle into hypothermia season, which began in early November. Here are some more details on how the [...]
One person, maybe.
If you'll recall, for the last few weeks, homeless service providers have been frantically trying to understand if they'll have enough money from the city (roughly $11 million) to remain open in the coming winter months—otherwise known as "hypothermia season."
Last week, Clarence Carter, head of the Department of Human Services, told [...]
So, as I blogged a few hours ago, NBC recently aired a story about the homeless services budget crisis that was extremely short on details.
The piece claimed that city officials had vowed "an emergency 11 million dollars would be found to keep the strained programs working." But it failed to mention where the money was [...]
It's late in the day Friday—as I'm sure you're all aware—so I'm just going to post this video, even though I still have a few calls out regarding its subject matter:
So, the story tackles a deeply confusing subject: The homeless services budget crisis. A week ago, the Washington Post reported that the city had cut [...]
Put your hand up if this homeless services budget crisis is confusing the hell out of you! First we heard $20 million had been cut from shelters and service providers. Then, it was $12 million...or nothing, maybe? My colleague Jason Cherkis broke down the story over on City Desk last night.
Is this any way to [...]
What would Jon Stewart call this mess if he analyzed D.C. politics? VagRANT 2009. NoMadness 2009. Shelter Skelter 2009.
The Washington Post is reporting today on various disputes that arose during yesterday's Human Services Committee hearing after the group's chair, Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells claimed that the D.C. government had quietly cut $20 million from [...]
I'm trying to be fair and balanced here. I'm really, really trying.
So after weeks of posting about homeless shelter closures and Petworth and Columbia Heights residents rejecting a planned shelter in their neighborhood, I typed up a post entitled "A (Tiny) Bit of Good News for D.C.’s Homeless."
It was about roughly 15 homeless people moving [...]