Robert Samuels

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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A review finds the city should no longer adhere to core principles of the New Communities Initiative.

  • Sep 9, 2014

The towering monument is a tribute to slaves who fled north to Union lines during the Civil War.

  • Sep 6, 2014

D.C. shelters will be at capacity by December unless the city finds more beds for homeless parents and kids.

  • Sep 2, 2014

They used to considered hotbeds of bad behavior. Now, some alleys are centers of communal whimsy.

  • Sep 2, 2014

When the rapid rehousing subsidy stops, the search for suitable housing starts. This is one woman’s story.

  • Aug 30, 2014

Low-income families will struggle to make ends meet in all major cities. Those in the District are better off.

  • Aug 22, 2014

On the city’s busiest street corners, they walk around selling fragrances. But who are they?

  • Aug 17, 2014

Mammoth increases are being seen in the number of children eating during the summer and in produce distribution to food banks.

  • Aug 7, 2014

The low-income building near Chinatown could be demolished, unless tenants can pay $250 million.

  • Aug 6, 2014

She delivered the thought during remarks at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness.

  • Jul 31, 2014
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About
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.

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