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D.C. Mayor Announces Plans to Combat Homelessness

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.

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Report: 2 Children at D.C. General Shelter Test Positive For Lead

Two young children who live at the D.C. General shelter have tested positive for elevated levels of lead.


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D.C. Mayor Announces New Program for Homeless Families

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced a new program to help homeless families find permanent housing.


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D.C.’s Largest Homeless Shelter for Families at Capacity this Winter

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.


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Deer Meat From Rock Creek Park to Feed Homeless

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.


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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.