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In the District this winter, the city is paying for hotel rooms for some homeless families to avoid overcrowding in the city's homeless shelters.

Last year more than 200 families crammed into the Southeast Washington shelter, creating a crisis for facility administrators.

This year, to avoid overcrowding, families are being screened. If they have no other housing option, they're placed at the city's shelter.

Officials with the the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless say some families who aren't placed in the shelter are given hotels rooms at the city's expense.

During hypothermia season, the District is required by law to provide shelter to people who have no other housing option.

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