Councilmember Todd braved the cold weather to participate in Street Sense’s Vendor Week and sell copies of the homelessness-focused newspaper at the Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro. Street Sense’s mission is to offer economic opportunities for people experiencing homelessness in our community by elevating voices and encouraging debate on poverty and injustice. The newspaper features news, editorials, poems, and art about homelessness, poverty, and other social issues. About 50 percent of the paper is written by homeless and formerly homeless individuals.
Councilmember Todd is proud to help shine a light on the issue of homelessness in the District of Columbia and make tangible progress on lifting up the community. As a member of the DC Council Committee on Human Services, the Councilmember is committed to finding practical solutions for DC residents experiencing chronic homelessness. For more information on Street Sense, visit their website: http://streetsense.org/.