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Meet The Woman Whose Job It Is To Address Homelessness in D.C.

Laura Zeilinger, D.C.'s new director of human services, is tasked with crafting the Bowser administration's approach to reducing homelessness.
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From Homeless to Hopeful: Waldon Adams Reflects On Wins In A Rollercoaster Life

After years of battling homelessness and addiction, Waldon Adams was once ready to end his life. But an unexpected discovery helped him turn things around.
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This Week On Metro Connection: A Roof Over Your Head

With homelessness on the rise in D.C., we'll hear how city officials are tackling the issue, and how homeless residents are coping with the struggle.

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Does D.C.'s Rapid Re-Housing Program Live Up To Its Promise?

Proponents of rapid re-housing say these programs get people out of shelters and into their own apartments. But do they keep them there?
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Homeless Residents Advocate Their Agenda With 'People for Fairness' Group

The People for Fairness Coalition is a peer-led group of homeless or formerly homeless people who have taken an active role in advocacy around housing issues.
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What Does Zeilinger Pick Say About Bowser's Approach To Homelessness?

The D.C. mayor-elect wants Laura Green Zeilinger to lead the Department of Human Services. Does that mean she's serious about tackling homelessness?
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D.C. Gets 'C' On Homelessness Report Card

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute released its report card on D.C.'s efforts to help homeless families. Giving the city a "C" average, the card says "the District is taking steps" that may or may not result in any real change.
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Transgender Activist Realizes Dream of Creating Shelter For Young LGBT Adults

After years of wanting to provide D.C.'s LGBT homeless residents with a safe place to sleep, Ruby Corado's dream is becoming reality.
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Children Of D.C. General Seek Comfort And Joy During The Holidays

Hundreds of children will spend Christmas at D.C. General, the city's largest homeless shelter.

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When D.C. General Is Your Last, Best Option

Tamika Smalls may not have good memories of her time at D.C. General, but now she's desperate to return.

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