3 centers will open to ease shelter overflows

The D.C. government said it will keep three recreation centers open overnight Tuesday to handle overflow from crowded homeless shelters. They are the Banneker Recreation Center, on Georgia Avenue NW near Euclid Street; the Kennedy Recreation Center, at 7th and O streets NW; and the Columbia Heights Recreation Center, at 14th and Girard streets NW.

City officials also said Metrobuses would be parked at five locations across the city to serve as warming stations. They are on the 900 block of Pennsylvania Ave NW, at Union Station, at McPherson Square, on the 1100 block of 24th Street NW; and at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE and Milwaukee Place. Restrooms will be provided at each location.

Those seeking shelter or wishing to report a person in need of shelter should call the District’s Hypothermia Shelter Hotline at 800-535-7252.

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.
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