• Why this Florida man is already camping out at Best Buy for Black Friday

    (NEW YORK) — Some people will line up to score deals days ahead of a big sale, and even though Black Friday is more than a month away, Kevin Sutton is already camped out at…

  • 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…

  • Tent City: Inside D.C.’s homeless camps

    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 mayor to speak at resource fair

    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…

  • Va. governor aims at ending vet homelessness

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Back on my feet: A story of restoration and triumph

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Will Frederick ban on park sleeping punish homelessness?

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

  • Homelessness up in D.C., unchanged overall

    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.