We’re actually talking about the topic of homelessness. Check out this December 2004 article from the Washington Times.
One of our readers suggested providing information on how to help the homeless population that seem to be drawn to our neighborhood. In addition to the high concentration of homeless shelters in our neighborhood, GPLiving will also note that some of the homeless population from other wards are bused to our neighborhood every morning as well. Here is a list of DC shelters and contact information.
The First Congregational Church (10th and G St NW, next to MLK library) runs the Zaccheus Community Kitchen, which is known by its customers as the 9:30 club – because it serves breakfast at 9:30am. The kitchen feeds 600 people each day, according to the previously linked shelter list.
In a slightly unrelated note, why does the steam vent next to the First Congregational Church have a tall smokestack attached to it? It makes us think of tugboats every time we walk by.
Upon further browsing of the UCC website, we found this juicy nugget. It is a notice for the redevelopment of the UCC property by PN Hoffman! The UCC will sell air rights and allow condos to be built above the church and shelter. Sound off!