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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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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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