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Debate On Replacing D.C. Shelter Finds That Bathrooms Are A Crucial Question

In closing the large and troubled D.C. General, should the District invest in apartment-style housing for homeless families — or are private rooms with shared bathrooms adequate?

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New Arlington County Homeless Shelter To Offer More Than A Place To Sleep

Arlington County has invested millions in the facility, called the Arlington Homeless Services Center. The center says it offers a range of services under one roof.
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D.C. Takes Steps To Improve Housing For Homeless During Winter

Working with advocates for the homeless, the D.C. government has revised how the city will help people seeking shelter during the winter.
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Advocates Scrutinize Details Of Plan To End D.C. Homelessness

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has extended a proposal to end homelessness in the nation's capital, but advocates want to make sure the city's standards aren't compromised along the way.

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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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Street Art Highlights The Plight Of Growing Numbers Of Homeless D.C. Residents

In the parking lot of Dunbar High School in Northwest D.C., about half a dozen homeless men and women of all ages and races worked on a project designed to portray the experiences of homeless residents.
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Beating The Odds: Besting Food Allergies, Homelessness, On Path To Graduation

As part of our Beating the Odds series, we'll meet high school senior Coumba Gueye, who has struggled with homelessness and severe allergies, but is now heading to college on a full scholarship.

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The Long, Hot Summer Ahead For D.C.'s Homeless Children

Summer is a milestone eagerly anticipated by many children. Not necessarily so for the children at D.C.'s Ketcham Elementary, many of whom are homeless and often struggle just to eat.

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Route 1 Center Targets Hidden Poverty In One Of Maryland's Richest Counties

Howard County, Maryland, is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation... but some people are still struggling to make ends meet.
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Two Children Test Positive For Lead At D.C. General Homeless Shelter

D.C. health officials are looking into D.C.'s main family homeless shelter after two children were found to have elevated lead levels in their blood.

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