Robert Samuels

Social issues reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Robert

A shortage of housing for the middle-class has led to increased competition for low-income units.

  • Jul 24, 2014

Congressmen and staffers role-play the lives of actual people who have lost jobs and struggled with money.

  • Jul 15, 2014

The disappearance of 8-year-old girl was part of a pattern of problems at the blighted former hospital.

  • Jul 12, 2014

Only a third of residents say they trust “most or all” of their neighbors, and even fewer would ask them for a favor.

  • Jul 12, 2014

City moves 187 families, says hundreds will still be in shelter at start of winter — near repeat of last year

  • Jul 9, 2014

When it comes to looking older, I realized that growing a beard was a really smart move.

  • Jul 2, 2014

How to build more housing for the poor and middle-class is one of the region’s biggest questions. One group has come answers.

  • Jul 2, 2014

Since the building he rented went condo, Chef Furard Tate struggles trying to keep his program alive.

  • Jun 26, 2014

Across the nation, education and employment programs at libraries have helped homeless patrons.

  • Jun 26, 2014

Librarians and homeless advocates meet to discuss best ways for D.C. libraries to address homelessness.

  • Jun 26, 2014

Arch president says he’s tired of excuses for not building health clubs east of the river.

  • Jun 24, 2014

As coalition of fitness buffs protested sales tax, another tale of two cities emerged.

  • Jun 23, 2014

The family band traveled looking for a city that would love them. They have found that place in Washington.

  • Jun 21, 2014

Urban planners have some suggestions.

  • Jun 17, 2014

The city has become more costly. People who once jolted the economy are trying to find a place in it.

  • Jun 16, 2014

The city has become more costly. People who once jolted the economy are trying to find a place in it.

  • Jun 16, 2014

101,000 homeless people got a place to stay over four years using this strategy. Here’s how it works.

  • Jun 11, 2014

The city’s largest shelter for single adults has broken sprinklers and an alarm system that’s not functioning.

  • Jun 5, 2014

Community activists, residents seek improvements to troubled shelter.

  • Jun 3, 2014

Meridian Hill gym owner has dedicated his life to teaching kids

not to take the path he once did.

  • May 9, 2014
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About Robert

Robert writes for the Post’s social issues team. In Maryland, he focuses on issues affecting low-income children and families. He also covers life in the District, which explains why he’s wandering around your neighborhood.

Robert joined the Post in 2011 after spending nearly five years working at The Miami Herald. At the Herald, he covered politics, poverty, murder, mayhem and a manatee orgy. Robert occasionally writes essays on race for the Post and is the newsroom’s self-proclaimed figure skating guru. Robert grew up in the Bronx and is an alumnus of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern, where he was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Daily Northwestern.