After two years of homelessness, a woman and her daughter find beds they can finally call their own.
The project makes statement that the creative class has come - and this neighborhood could be their canvas.
As familes struggle with budgets, volunteers work to create healthful meals out of cheap food.
One in four people who live in the District receive food stamps. The program will lose $5 billion on Friday.
For Ralph Lee, co-owner of Ghibellina, success depends on merging two Washingtons.
Churches, restaurants and other sites employ creativity to attract federal workers and boost their spirits.
Fifteen people were taken to hospitals, but none suffered life-threatening injuries.
A burgeoning literary movement is beginning to take root in the region: free lending libraries on front yards.
For the past two years, Frank Kohler commuted from St. Mary’s County to the Navy Yard.
More than a sign of the times, an altered stop sign is a symbol of a D.C. neighborhood’s emerging quirkiness.
Program helps youths get guidance, job skills and work habits — and some money.
Mixed-use, mixed-income units would replace some housing lost when D.C. demolished Temple Courts.
The key to the District’s plan to increase tree canopy? An arboreal army of more than 1,000 volunteers.
Much remains unanswered as cleaners work to return the statue to its untarnished splendor.
With Trayvon Martin and voting rights in mind, the group calls on members to reignite civil rights priorities.
When businesses began sprouting up near Gallaudet, they catered to a different type of urban pioneer.
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A plan for affordable housing in the District hasn’t delivered.
The city has failed to keep pace with a $700 million plan known as the New Communities Initiative.
County is taking a softer tack on child abuse cases deemed “low-risk” to help parents instead of punish.
Robert writes for the Post’s social issues team. In Maryland, he focuses on issues affecting low-income children and families. He also covers life in the District, which explains why he’s wandering around your neighborhood.
Robert joined the Post in 2011 after spending nearly five years working at The Miami Herald. At the Herald, he covered politics, poverty, murder, mayhem and a manatee orgy. Robert occasionally writes essays on race for the Post and is the newsroom’s self-proclaimed figure skating guru. Robert grew up in the Bronx and is an alumnus of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern, where he was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Daily Northwestern.