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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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To Pay For Homeless Services And Metro, Bowser Proposes Tax Hikes

As part of her 2016 budget, Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed targeted tax increases to help fund homeless services and the city's payment to Metro.
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Q&A With Kristy Greenwalt, Director Of D.C.'s Interagency Council on Homelessness

The director of the city's Interagency Council on Homelessness explains the mayor's new plan to end chronic homelessness by 2025.

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After Critical Audit, D.C. Reviewing Contract With Group That Serves Homeless

D.C. officials say they are reviewing the city's relationship with a non-profit organization that has been accused of overbilling the city and potentially breaking the law in the management of two contracts worth over $80 million for services to homeless residents.
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Route 1 Center Targets Hidden Poverty In One Of Maryland's Richest Counties

Howard County in Maryland is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, but some people are still struggling to make ends meet.

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After Being Homeless, Former Government Worker Struggles to Maintain Identity

We meet a 51-year-old Baltimore native lost his home in 2011, and has been working to maintain his sense of self after he lost everything.
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From Motel To Van To Shelter: One Family's Tumultuous Tale of Homelessness

A year ago, Tamika Smalls and her family were living in a motel room. Since then, they've slept in the family van, and are now living in a shelter.

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Homeless Residents Share What It's Like To Live Outdoors In D.C. In February

We'll meet some of the people who choose to live outdoors rather than stay in city shelters, even on brutally cold nights.

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The Isolation Of Homelessness For Latino Day Laborers In The D.C. Area

Latino day laborers, many of them illegal immigrants, are among the least visible homeless residents in the D.C. region.

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D.C. Public Library Expands Outreach To Homeless Patrons

Homeless residents have often used public libraries as a place to stay warm or pass the time, and now the D.C. Public Library is embracing that role, hiring a social worker to train its staff on how to better serve homeless clients