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Homelessness is on the rise in the nation's capital — and the city's new mayor is vowing to make the issue a top priority. We'll talk with homeless residents, advocates, and city officials about the struggle to afford housing in our increasingly affluent city.  We'll follow outreach workers as they try to contact people living outdoors in bitterly cold weather. And we'll take a closer look at a program designed to get people out of shelters and into their own apartments.

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