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Lindsay Eiseman/The Hoya | The Supreme Court became a host of protest as it heard City of Grants Pass v. Johnson, a case which could criminalize homelessness.

Hundreds Gather at Supreme Court Over Case Concerning Homeless People

By Lindsay Eiseman, Hoya Staff Writer May 1, 2024

Over 700 protestors gathered outside of the United States Supreme Court on April 22 as the nine justices heard oral arguments for City of Grants Pass v. Johnson, a case that will determine whether municipalities...

ECO-HEALTH & EQUITY | Snowstorms and the Safety of D.C.’s Disadvantaged Populations

ECO-HEALTH & EQUITY | Snowstorms and the Safety of D.C.’s Disadvantaged Populations

By Naya Karam January 24, 2024

The snowfall that hit the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area on Jan. 15 and Jan. 19 has become the talk of the town. There are those who reveled in it, but, for others, the extreme weather was a...

RIVERS: Combat Queer Homelessness

RIVERS: Combat Queer Homelessness

By Grace Rivers October 13, 2023

Washington, D.C. has long been regarded as a safe haven for members of the LGBTQ+ community on account of its impressive queer population.  With 10% of residents self-identifying as LGBTQ+, the...

VIEWPOINT: Advocate for Sustainable Housing

VIEWPOINT: Advocate for Sustainable Housing

By Gautham Pillai, Gavin Nee, and Jamie Lee April 1, 2023

Bed bugs, infections and fear for safety.  These are some of the most frequent complaints about homeless shelters across the country. For this reason, many people experiencing homelessness opt...

Back on My Feet: Breaking Through the Georgetown Bubble

Back on My Feet: Breaking Through the Georgetown Bubble

By Lauren Doherty March 2, 2023

A daunting 5 a.m. wake-up call is enough to deter most college students. But gleaming through the early morning darkness at the front gates of Georgetown University’s main campus is a bright white van...

VIEWPOINT: Support Homeless Young Parents

VIEWPOINT: Support Homeless Young Parents

By Kristi Pelzel February 21, 2020

Homeless young parents, defined as under 24 years old and pregnant or with a child, are no longer considered youth, and are not a “population in focus,” according to Washington, D.C.’s Solid Foundations...

ANNE STONECIPHER FOR THE HOYA Students living on Magis Row, one of Georgetowns independent Living Learning Communities, conducted a feminine hygiene product drive from Oct. 9 through Oct. 16. The donations were delivered to Thrive D.C., a charity benefitting D.C. Ward 1 residents experiencing homelessness.

Magis Row Organizes Feminine Hygiene Product Drive

By Amy Li October 18, 2018

A drive organized by students who live on Magis Row is set to donate feminine hygiene products to Thrive D.C., a nonprofit organization and the sole provider of homeless services in Washington, D.C.’s...

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District of Columbia Public Schools released private information about students experiencing homelessness on the D.C. Council’s website, which is associated with Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large)

Students’ Private Information Published on DC Council Website

By Elizabeth Douglas September 14, 2018

Washington, D.C.’s public school authority mistakenly posted the personal information of 2,000 students experiencing homelessness on a website run by the D.C. Council, where the data remained for seven...

A $1.7 million grant will fund a downtown day services center offering resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness.

DC Mayor Approves Grant for Homeless Resource Center

By Deepika Jonnalagadda August 31, 2018

A Downtown Day Services Center that offers essential resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness is set to open on New York Avenue by Nov. 1. The construction of the center...

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21 residents of Ward 3 have banded together to file a lawsuit against Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and D.C. Council about the pending development of a new homeless shelter.

Homeless Population Tallied in Annual Count

By Meena Morar February 2, 2018

After nightfall on Jan. 24, Cameron Hull (COL ’18) searched the streets of the Georgetown neighborhood for figures lying in the darkness. As the temperature dipped into the 30s, she tallied the number...

VIEWPOINT: Menstruation Deserves Attention. Period.

By Piper Donaghu September 18, 2017

When you see a person begging on the street, how do you feel? Most of us are able to empathize, at least on some level, with being cold or hungry. But how many of us can sympathize with the feeling of...

District Ranked 4th-Best US City to Live

By Jeanine Santucci February 10, 2017

Washington, D.C., is the fourth-best city to live in the United States based on factors such as quality of life and desirability, according to a study from U.S. News and World Report released Tuesday,...

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