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On pace: Ending veteran homelessness in D.C.

Alan Banks is an Air Force veteran who experienced homelessness for 6 years. Now, he's working with others to end veteran homelessness by 2015.

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 06:37am EDT

Tags: Veterans, Miriams Kitchen, Friendship Place, Veterans NOW, Rachel Nania

High D.C. rents fuel rise in family homelessness

A new report from the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments shows homelessness in the D.C. metro area has increased over the past year to nearly 12,000 people.

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 07:41am EDT

Tags: homeless, D.C., Nick Iannelli, the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments

D.C. Council hears pleas to improve conditions at city's largest shelter

Even as police continue to search for Relisha Rudd, D.C. Council heard pleas to improve conditions and reduce the numbers of families staying at the city's largest homeless shelter where Relisha lived with her family.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 06:36pm EDT

Tags: Relisha Rudd, D.C. General Shelter for Families, D.C. Council, Max Smith

Feds want $3.7M of Baltimore's homeless grant back

The federal government is ordering Baltimore to return part of a $9.5 million grant meant to help homeless families.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 11:55am EST

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Back on my feet: A story of restoration and triumph

Before Rachel Panay joined Back On My Feet, she was an alcoholic with a waning music career. And she certainly wasn't a runner. Yet at a quarter of six on a chilly morning, she's outside the N Street Women's Shelter dressed in a thick black coat, wool hat and gloves preparing for a run.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 07:59am EDT

Tags: running, Back on my feet, BOMF, Rachel Panay, nonprofit, recovery, Mike Shomaker

Painting a path of hope for homeless youth through art education

In the areas of D.C. that experience 40-50 percent of homelessness and poverty, one local organization is making sure art is accessible to underprivileged youth.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 08:31am EDT

Tags: Project Create, Rachel Nania, D.C., arts, art education, Christie Walser, poverty, youth, at-risk

Despite strides, Northern Virginia still grappling with homelessness

Despite improvements, thousands remain on the streets in Northern Virginia. WTOP takes an in-depth look into how some counties are addressing the issue.

Monday - 03/11/2013, 07:31am EDT

Tags: homeless, andrew mollenbeck, alicia lozano, Arlington, Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington County

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Upward D.C. homeless trend continues

A record number of children is staying at a District-run emergency shelter as local officials debate how to tackles the city's growing homeless population.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 08:37pm EST

Tags: Jim Graham, marion barry, D.C. General Shelter for Families, Central Union Mission

Governor: Homeless rate in Va. down 8 percent

The rate of homelessness in Virginia has declined by eight percent since 2010.

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 03:50am EST

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Will Frederick ban on park sleeping punish homelessness?

There is no rest for two sides of a sleeping ban in Frederick parks.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 02:00am EDT

Tags: occupy Frederick, Community Action Agency,

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