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.
There’s another population benefiting from the small-dwelling movement: the homeless.
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.
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.
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.
With temperatures expected to dip into single digits overnight Tuesday, many emergency shelters are opening their doors to the homeless.