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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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How Traditional Nonprofits Run Into Problems Trying To Tackle Poverty

Poverty is a more complicated issue than many people realize, and organizations trying to tackle it often run into institutional roadblocks.

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With Final Vote, D.C. Moves To Close D.C. General Homeless Shelter

The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave final approval to Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to close the troubled D.C. General homeless shelter, replacing it with seven smaller facilities scattered across the city.
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Words Fly After D.C. Council Alters Plan To Close D.C. General Homeless Shelter

The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to an amended version of Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to close the troubled homeless shelter at D.C. General and replace it with seven smaller, neighborhood-based shelters.
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Homelessness Ticks Up In Region, Largely Because Of Affordability Crisis In D.C.

Despite decreases in the number of homeless people in seven of the nine jurisdictions that make up the Washington region, the overall homeless population ticked up five percent from 2015 to 2016, driven largely by the District and in Frederick County.
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Bowser Unveils More Details About Shelter Plan, But Critics Say Questions Remain

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has released additional details about her plan to replace the troubled homeless shelter at D.C. General with seven smaller, neighborhood-based shelters — but some of the plan's fiercest critics still say that many questions remain unanswered.

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On Closing D.C. General Homeless Shelter, A Tug Of War Over Terms And Timelines

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to replace the troubled homeless shelter at D.C. General with 7 smaller, neighborhood-based shelters faces criticism over costs and locations.

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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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