Homeless people try to stay warm at the Metro station in downtown D.C. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Mayor Gray Activates ‘Cold Emergency Plan’

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray activated the city’s “Cold Emergency Plan” ahead of frigid, dangerous weather Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.


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Hypothermia Alert Issued for D.C.; Shelters Prepare

Temperatures are going to dip below freezing Monday night, and shelters in the District are preparing for hundreds of extra people to spend the night.


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Nonprofit Aims To Make Birthdays Special For Homeless Children

A theme, balloons, a gift, a cake. Those are the pillars of a child’s birthday party. But what happens when you’re a homeless boy or girl, whose family can’t afford the basics, let alone those extras?


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Number of Homeless in Va. Down Nearly 8 Percent

State officials say the number of homeless Virginians decreased by nearly 8 percent in the last year to 7,020 people.


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Homeless Population In D.C. Rises To Nearly 12,000

A new report says there are nearly 12,000 homeless people in the Washington region — a 3.5 percent increase from last year.


A homeless man holds a sign in French which translates to "I'm hungry." (credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Possible Solution For Homeless: Tiny Houses

There’s another population benefiting from the small-dwelling movement: the homeless.


Homeless people try to stay warm at the Metro station in downtown D.C. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Council to Address Issue of Homeless in Motels

The D.C. Council will listen to testimony on the city’s strategies for sheltering the homeless, including the practice of housing families in motels.


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Family of Missing Man Photographed in D.C. Says He’ll Get Help

The parents of a missing young man who returned home after he was featured in an Associated Press photograph on a frigid Washington street say they’re still not sure why he left in the first place.


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D.C. Photo Helps Family Find Missing Son

Nicholas Simmons disappeared from his parents’ house in a small upstate New York town on New Year’s Day, leaving behind his wallet, cellphone and everything else.


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Emergency Shelters Opening Around D.C. Area

With temperatures expected to dip into single digits overnight Tuesday, many emergency shelters are opening their doors to the homeless.




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