Blistering heat shattered records in Washington and much of the eastern United States on Wednesday at the start of a month whose falling leaves and cooler temperatures normally start preparing people for fall or winter.

As temperatures climbed above 95 degrees — on the...

May 18, 2019

When Rashema Melson first walked across Georgetown University’s campus as a freshman in the fall of 2014, she told herself she was smart enough to be there, had worked hard enough to be there, deserved to be there. But she didn’t always believe her own pep talks.


May 1, 2019

The number of homeless people counted on the streets and in the shelters of the nation’s capital has dropped for the third straight year, D.C. officials announced Wednesday.

There were 6,521 homeless people in the District, a 5.5 percent decline from last year, accordin...

February 8, 2019

The District débuted its inaugural downtown day-services center for homeless residents on Monday. The center—located in the basement of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW—opened after months of delays resulting from construction work....

October 23, 2018

More than 400 families and individuals who are without homes or teetering on homeless have been placed in housing since November as part of a focused effort by the administration of Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D).

Bowser launched the "Home for the Holidays" campaign as part...

May 8, 2018

The number of homeless people in the nation’s capital has declined for the second year in a row, while remaining higher than it was five years ago, according to the results of an annual count released Tuesday.

The survey, mandated by the federal government, found 6,904...

October 10, 2017

An emotional plea from a homeless family to landlords in the District asks owners to make it easier for families without homes to rent apartments.

Melinda and Ezra Bryant lost everything when a fire destroyed their home. They are living in a shelter with their two young...

September 8, 2017

Mayor Bowser breaks ground on a short-term family housing building, marking a monumental step forward in the Administration’s effort to close and replace DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across all eight wards.

Short-Term Family Housin...

July 19, 2017

When I took the oath of office as mayor, I pledged to build a D.C. that gives all Washingtonians a fair shot. I committed to making homelessness in D.C. rare, brief and nonrecurring. I said — and I have said many times over the past 2 1/2 years — that in a city as pros...

May 19, 2017

Mayor Muriel Bowser announces Solid Foundations DC, the Interagency Council on Homelessness Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness.

Solid Foundations DC is the city’s first ever data-driven plan focused on the needs of unaccompanied youth.

The plan will ser...

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