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Homeless Student Earns Full Ride To Georgetown

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Black Voices

The homeless shelter that was formerly D.C.'s General Hospital has been making headlines for the story of a staff janitor who kidnapped 8-year-old Rel...

D.C. Houses More Than 200 Homeless Vets in 100 Days

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact

In just 100 days, Washington, D.C., managed to get more than 200 homeless veterans off the streets, according to Think Progress. A group of organiz...

D.C. Must Plan a Way to Serve Minor Children on Freezing Nights

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 12.16.2013 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

From February to May of 2013, one local youth service provider turned away at least 150 unaccompanied minor children due to lack of emergency shelter space, many of whom also had children of their own.

Please Keep Your Bellbottoms: What Not to Give

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

Does the organization on the other end wash these? Will someone fix that zipper? Isn't a warm coat with a broken zipper than no coat at all?

Homeless Shelters Strained By Heat Wave

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.18.2013 | DC

With temperatures in the 90s, D.C.-area homeless shelters are running out of space at a torrent pace, putting homeless women and children at a serious...

Time For 'Skip Lunch Feed A Bunch'

Posted 06.20.2013 | DC

By Kristen Farnam Street Sense It is Tuesday afternoon, about one o’clock, and you are headed for the closest sandwich shop, prepared to grab a ...

How Sequester Is Affecting D.C.'s Poorest Residents

Posted 05.31.2013 | DC

By Mary Otto Street Sense With help from housing and assistance programs, homelessness has decreased slightly in the Washington region in the past...

Mayor's Proposal Will Allow Guns in Shelter: It's Time for a Ceasefire

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 07.09.2013 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

The Mayor cannot be so entrenched in his position that he is willing to allow a bill to become law that would allow guns, drugs, and violence in shelters with no consequences.

Providing a Better Future for Homeless Youth

Deborah Shore | Posted 06.26.2013 | DC
Deborah Shore

For 39 years, Sasha Bruce Youthwork has weathered the ups-and-downs of the economy, and we continue to offer safe homes for hundreds of runaway and homeless youth each year. Yet, right now, we are confronted with unprecedented cuts from federal and District sources.

Welcomed Into Their 'Homes'

Amanda Andere | Posted 05.06.2013 | DC
Amanda Andere

Our quest was to find men and women who are chronically homeless around Fairfax County. But what seemed like "deep into the woods" was really only a stone's throw from gated communities and high-end shopping centers that make up the county, one of the nation's wealthiest.

Hermano Pedro Closing

Lanie Rivera | Posted 04.27.2013 | DC
Lanie Rivera

After nearly 10 years of offering counseling and educational programs to homeless men and women from the basement of a Columbia Heights church, the Hermano Pedro Day Shelter will close on March 31.

SHOCKING Treatment Of 8-Months-Pregnant Homeless Woman

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.08.2013 | DC

A report released Tuesday by the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless finds that homeless families face “exceedingly more difficult” obstacles...

Rally Brings Residents and Politicians to Speak Out for Housing

Elizabeth Falcon | Posted 03.30.2013 | DC
Elizabeth Falcon

Finding housing that is affordable has become more and more difficult for District residents. D.C.'s homeless population is growing, with the last count at nearly 7,000 adults and children without homes. For those who do have homes, many are paying an unsustainable amount on rent.

Women Who are Homeless in D.C. Have a New Home for the Holidays

Kristine K. Thompson | Posted 02.12.2013 | DC
Kristine K. Thompson

As winter temperatures in D.C. continue to plummet, the opening of Calvary Women's Services' new facility means even more vulnerable women will be offered a safe, warm home before the coldest days of winter hit, and right before the holiday season.

Homeless for the Holidays

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Well, Turkey Day is over and the malls were packed on Black Friday, and through the weekend, with shoppers trying to catch those quickly vanishing best bargains of the year. But, what does the holiday season really mean to us and to people living on the streets?

Hot and Cold on Homelessness

Amanda Andere | Posted 10.21.2012 | DC
Amanda Andere

Summer's scorching days mean it's time to plan for the cold. Our Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program help the homeless in our community survive the winter weather.

D.C.'s Homeless People Peddling So Much More than Newspapers

Tamar Abrams | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

One D.C. newspaper has seen its circulation rise a whopping 200 percent since 2003. Street Sense is sold on the street by homeless people seeking to educate Washington's workforce about the issues associated with homelessness.

Out Of Prison But Still Struggling

Posted 04.05.2012 | DC

By Anna Salinas Street Sense Freddie Smith was determined to stay free. Newly released from a prison sentence in D.C. in 2008, he had been in and ...

D.C. Homeless Shelter System Can't Keep Up

Posted 03.07.2012 | DC

By Jessilyn Justice Street Sense When District officials made plans late last year to renovate rooms for 100 additional homeless families at the o...

Helping D.C.'s Unemployed Veterans

Street Sense | Posted 02.15.2012 | DC

By Brandon Cooper Street Sense Lewis Russell, 55, of Hyattsville, Md., has been unemployed for more than a year and a half. He came to the 16th...

Why Am I Homeless?

Street Sense | Posted 01.23.2012 | DC
Street Sense

I continually ask myself: Could I have done something to make myself homeless? So, I begin to think of the road I have traveled to get here.

Arin Greenwood

Do The 'Free Franklin' Protesters Have It Right?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.23.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The "Free Franklin" protesters have a distinct goal: to get the Franklin School, a city-owned former men's homeless shelter at 13th and ...