ARCHITECTURE FOR GOOD: BATTLING HOMELESSNESS

When homelessness is a concern, the home-less aspect is often (and unfortunately) only the tip of the iceberg. Those who find themselves battling homelessness can often come from heavy, challenging backgrounds that expose them to things such as abuse, addiction, violence, and more. Finding both the mental strength and physical resources to bounce back from homelessness is no small feat – which is why having effective programs in place cannot be overlooked. ARCHITECTURE FOR GOOD: BATTLING HOMELESSNESS

“The ground floor features an open floor plan, so you have large living/dining/sitting rooms that are more or less interchangeable. The lavish kitchen sports Brazilian countertops, Italian cabinetry, and European tiles; when you cook, the least classy thing in the entire kitchen will be, well, you.”

“The ground floor features an open floor plan, so you have large living/dining/sitting rooms that are more or less interchangeable. The lavish kitchen sports Brazilian countertops, Italian cabinetry, and European tiles; when you cook, the least classy thing in the entire kitchen will be, well, you.”

MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR DC FAMILIES COMING SOON

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A rendering of proposed 100-unit affordable housing project on 50th street NE.

The Economic Policy Institute estimates that most DC families with children must spend at least $80,000 per year to have an “adequate but modest” life in the DC metro area, which makes it extremely difficult for households with less than $40,000 to make a living in The District. In the maps below, you will find that most of the DC neighborhoods east of the Anacostia river file as “low-income” on their taxes. MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR DC FAMILIES COMING SOON

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL (DREAM) OF ICE CREAM

Spring has sprung! (sorta) We’re still in that aggravating part of the year where the weather is having major mood swings and you have to check your phone in the morning to be certain whether you need a parka or shorts. After all, sunshine doesn’t always equal warmth. However, real Spring is so close, I can feel it. The flowers are budding with abandon, we’ll soon be sneezing a gross amount, and sunshine will be accompanied by warmth creeping over our bare shoulders and legs. Alas! I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL (DREAM) OF ICE CREAM

C.A.T.S ON A MISSION: A DC INITIATIVE

Whether we’re way too many games of Words With Friends deep into our phone, scrolling through our enviable Instagram feed, zoning out to the umpteenth episode of Modern Family, reading the news, creeping on Facebook, or just going about our business, there’s one thing that we can never seem to escape: ads. They’re even all up in our grills as we stroll down the street, or go to take the metro. And while some might, quite literally, turn the other cheek…some simply won’t stand for it. Case in point: The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service. C.A.T.S ON A MISSION: A DC INITIATIVE

PERSON OF INTEREST: PAUL TAYLOR, DRINK COMPANY

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Paul Taylor, Bar Manager and Partner of Drink Company

First, they gave us “Miracle on 7th” this past Winter, and then they introduced us to Spring with “Cherry Blossoms”. But who exactly is the mastermind behind these carefully designed and well executed pop-up bars that have sent social media users into a picture sharing frenzy? Well, we know… and they are called Drink Company. PERSON OF INTEREST: PAUL TAYLOR, DRINK COMPANY