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Advocates Strive To Get Homeless Veterans Into Homes

More than 67,000 veterans are homeless on any given night in the U.S., but a national program that began in D.C. is working to get them off the streets.

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Bowser Unveils Plan To Close D.C. General Homeless Shelter By 2018

The troubled homeless shelter at D.C. General could close as soon as the winter of 2018 under a plan unveiled Tuesday by Mayor Muriel Bowser, with the roughly 280 families occupying it sent instead to "smaller, dignified facilities" located in neighborhoods across the city.
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Concerns For D.C. Area Homeless Population As Winter Storm Bears Down

Volunteers are criss-crossing the region in an effort to get the homeless population — many of whom do not know there is a serious storm bearing down — into shelter before things get potentially dangerous.

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In D.C., Nearly Half Of Homeless Youth Identify As LGBTQ, Survey Finds

The Homeless Youth Census found that that 43 percent of homeless youth surveyed identified as LGBTQ. "These kids face discrimination and bullying right in their own homes," says D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
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In D.C., Homelessness Is Up, But More Families Are Finding Permanent Housing

Homelessness is still on the rise in D.C., but so is the number of families leaving homeless shelters, according to the D.C. Department of Human Services.
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As D.C. Razes Tent Cities, One Resident Talks About Getting Under A Roof

Miguel Elerson recently traded a tent for a roof over his head as part of D.C.'s efforts to end chronic homelessness. The move towards apartment living is switch from much-maligned shelters.

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Homeless Camps Being Shut Down In D.C. Over Objections From Residents, Advocates

Homeless encampments by the Watergate complex and near the World Bank were shut down in just the last week. But do the displaced have a legal claim?

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Homeless 'Tent Town' Razed Near Watergate In D.C.

Tuesday, the remnants of a homeless encampment — a tent town — near D.C.'s Watergate complex were torn down as part of a broader push to address homelessness, according to D.C. authorities.
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Longtime Chef For The Homeless Hangs Up His Apron

After 14 years feeding some of the city's neediest residents, Chef Steve Badt has helped change how people think about cooking for the homeless.

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After Two-Year Push, D.C. Says It's On The Cusp Of Ending Veteran Homelessness

The city has housed 1,300 homeless vets over the last two years, coming close to its goal to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015, say D.C. officials and homeless advocates.

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