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…
Nestled within D.C.’s monuments and other tourist attractions, are dozens of homeless camps — areas littered with tents, where those with little or no money now call home. But, why do they choose to live there instead of shelters and do they have a legal right to do so? WTOP goes inside the camps for some answers.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will speak at the city’s third annual homelessness resource fair. On Thursday morning, Rawlings-Blake will deliver remarks at Project Homeless Connect, an event focused on connecting individuals and…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is in the second day of a challenge aimed at sheltering homeless veterans. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the “100 Day Challenge” on Wednesday. He says mayors have taken up the…
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…
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.
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.
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.
Before Rachel Panay joined Back On My Feet, she was an alcoholic with
waning music career. And she certainly wasn\’t a runner. Yet at a quarter of six on
chilly morning, she\’s outside the N Street Women\’s Shelter dressed in a thick
coat, wool hat and gloves preparing for a run.
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.
Despite improvements, thousands remain on the
streets in Northern Virginia. WTOP takes
an in-depth look into how some counties are
addressing the issue.
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.
There is no rest for two sides of a sleeping ban
in Frederick parks.
A new report on homelessness in the D.C. metro area shows, overall, the number of people on the streets is unchanged. However, when broken down, the numbers tell another story.