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  • DC mayor announces plans to combat homelessness

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia officials are offering emergency shelter to homeless families year-round and are planning to close the city’s largest homeless shelter and open smaller facilities. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser announced her…

  • Police officer buys domestic violence victim hotel room, food

    WASHINGTON — He saw a woman in need of help and offered his own resources to assist her. Now, Prince George’s County Police Cpl. Che’ Atkinson is being hailed as a hero. Prince George’s County…

  • Homeless find new life through local running group

    Back on My Feet uses running to encourage people who are homeless and battling drug addictions. The group thrives on exercise and positive communication.

  • Chef who revolutionized homeless food program says goodbye after 14 years

    No more canned vegetables and processed foods: A professional chef revolutionizes the way D.C.’s homeless community eats.

  • 4 sickened from unknown substance near D.C. shelter

    WASHINGTON — Four people were taken to the hospital from the area of a D.C. homeless shelter this afternoon after becoming ill from an unknown substance or drug. They are all in serious condition but…

  • DC police: Man stabbed at homeless shelter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say a man has been stabbed at a homeless shelter in Northwest Washington. WRC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1MsCvH3 ) that officers were called to a homeless shelter in the 400 block of…

  • D.C. takes steps to protect homeless from the cold

    WASHINGTON — Right after a snowstorm that punched above its weight, a cold snap is bringing the most frigid temperatures of the season. In the District, where homelessness was a key issue in the mayoral…

  • 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…