Category: Homelessness

‘Still Homeless’ – DECAA testifies on end of COVID Services

Media Alert May 21, 2021 Contact Nick DelleDonne 703-929-6656   ‘Still Homeless’ – DECAA testifies on end of COVID Services “Homeless people housed in hotels are still homeless,” says Dan Casey, until recently homeless and a member of Dupont East Civic Action Association (DECAA). He will testify Friday, May 21, at the DC Council hearing […]

Alert:: Wardman to Affordable Housing: Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Wardman Hotel Strategy Team   For release: May 5, 2021 Contact: Gail Sonnemann, 202-286-0845,   A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity Converting the Wardman to Affordable Housing The recent bankruptcy of the former Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on Connecticut Avenue, NW, in upper northwest, DC, has stimulated much discussion about converting the 1,100-room facility into affordable housing. […]

Crime Solvers – With MPD Video, Dupont Neighbors May ID Vigilantes in Homeless Encampment Removal at Safeway, July 2020

Media release  March 15, 2021  Contact Nick DelleDonne  703-929-6656   Community May Solve Encampment Mystery!     With MPD Video, Dupont Neighbors May ID Vigilantes   in Homeless Encampment Removal at Safeway, July 2020    Last year early in the morning of Sunday, July 26, vigilantes under cover of night, removed the homeless encampments on 17th St. NW, outside the Safeway. In a despicable act of violence on residents of the community who have little, a […]

Library Users Demonstrate as MLK Closes

Press Alert: District Library Dynamos For Immediate Release: Chris Otten 202 810 2768 MLK Interim Plan for Homeless Services Released Day Before Library Closure: Shows Limited Services and Hours in Far Flung Locations; Library users will demonstrate at the time MLK closes Washington, DC – The Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services (MOCRS) today […]

MLK To Close for 3 Years With No Regard to Homeless

Press Alert: District Library Dynamos via DC4RD For Immediate Release: Chris Otten 202 810 2768 “Systematic Failure” to Protect the Homeless by Council and DC Public Library Leadership; Testimony at Recent Council Hearing Requests Postponement of MLK Library Closure Washington, DC — On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the DC Council Committee on Education held a […]