Rapid Re-Housing is part of an effort to transform what District officials say is a generational culture of dependence.
July 29, 2013 Jordan Love Smith, 23, holds her 2-month-old son, Princeton Smith, as she speaks to her case manager during a weekly appointment at the D.C. General Hospital homeless shelter in Washington. Smith is one of many people at the shelter who can be placed in the Rapid Re-Housing program, in which workers help homeless people find an apartment and help with expenses until they can make it on their own. Smith has two other children who have been placed in foster care until she can care for them. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post Buy Photo