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  • Some spend Christmas serving others

    WASHINGTON — Christmas is a day off for almost everyone, but some who don’t celebrate the day spent it giving back in downtown D.C. Bearing boxes full of food, water and toiletries, members of Jews…

  • Miriam’s Kitchen gives homeless Christmas cheer

    WASHINGTON — Volunteers were serving up a little Christmas spirit along with meals for the homeless on Christmas morning in Northwest, D.C. “The rain had stopped and Miriam’s was open and I came here ……

  • Homeless for the holidays: Pet shelters see spike

    WASHINGTON — It could be changing family situations. Sometimes there were financial troubles, or a just a spur of the moment decision by a pet owner:  In recent years, area animal shelters saw a sudden…

  • Help homeless with Christmas meals

    WASHINGTON — Are you racking your brain trying to find the perfect gift for that certain someone who has everything?  Well, this Christmas you can help give the gift of hope to those who have nothing. “The homeless are often overlooked…

  • Groups ask DC mayor to make homelessness priority

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 40 churches, synagogues and other houses of worship in the nation’s capital are circulating petitions calling on Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser to sign a covenant to make homelessness and affordable housing…

  • As temperatures drop, the need for shelters grows

    With the arriving cold snap, most of the region will reach for the thermostat and keep the heat on well into next week. But that isn\’t the case for D.C.\’s homeless population.

  • DC landlords struggle with homelessness crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Landlords and property managers in the District of Columbia are finding themselves at a crossroads. If they raise rents, they can cash in on the city’s economic renaissance. If they choose to…

  • DC mayor proposes closing plagued homeless shelter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray’s administration has released a multimillion dollar plan to close a troubled homeless shelter within a year. To offset the closure, Gray’s plan calls for leasing or…

  • New DC mayor to face surge in homelessness

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An estimated 850 families are projected to be homeless in the District of Columbia this winter, a 16 percent increase from last year. The city and its new mayor will have to…

  • Walk to help the homeless in Fairfax County Thursday

    Cornerstones and Mayflowers are gearing up for the third annual Reston Town Center Help the Homeless Walk Thursday at noon.

  • DC predicts surge in homeless families this winter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says the District of Columbia should expect another surge in homeless families this winter. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1Cowx5T ) reports the city’s plan for sheltering homeless people during cold…

  • Cracker Barrel fires man for giving to homeless

    Cracker Barrel is getting some negative feedback after it fired
    one its employees, a 73-year-old Vietnam veteran, who gave a corn muffin and
    condiment packets to a man who appeared homeless.

  • 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.

  • Homeless woman on job interview arrested for leaving kids in car

    A 35-year-old Arizona homeless woman faces child abuse charges after she allegedly left her two young children in the car while she interviewed for a job.

  • ‘Souper’ Bowl party at shelter an exercise in fellowship

    Homeless men in the district were the guests of honor at a Super Bowl party held Sunday night at the Central Union Mission in Northwest D.C.