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.
Two young children who live at the D.C. General shelter have tested positive for elevated levels of lead.
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced a new program to help homeless families find permanent housing.
As winter weather continues in our region, the District’s largest homeless shelter for families is now at capacity, WNEW Senior Correspondent Mark Segraves reports.
The National Park Service says it has donated 1,700 pounds of venison to feed the homeless in the nation’s capital following a recent deer hunt in Rock Creek Park.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray activated the city’s “Cold Emergency Plan” ahead of frigid, dangerous weather Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
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.
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?
State officials say the number of homeless Virginians decreased by nearly 8 percent in the last year to 7,020 people.
A new report says there are nearly 12,000 homeless people in the Washington region — a 3.5 percent increase from last year.