Lamar Smith says he has “big dreams for my clients. But I can only push them as far as they want to go.”
As temperatures dipped into the 20s, D.C.’s homeless adults packed into recreation centers to stay safe.
Projections of 840 homeless families are on track, and plan to address increase is falling behind.
The number of calls seeking emergency food assistance has jumped 57 percent.
A coalition of social service agencies said the city is not doing enough to stance a predicted surge in homeless families. The city disagrees.
A resolution from Vincent C. Gray is intended to move the affordable-housing project forward.
Two D.C. mothers pulled off successful exits from city’s voucher program, but challenges remain.
Martin Salia was the type of man “who volunteered to put themselves at risk to help others,” one said.
Food & Friends volunteers prepared almost 10,000 lbs. of turkey and made about 800 deliveries Thursday.
The search for a makeshift emergency shelter for homeless families has led the administration of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) to a familiar spot: the Days Inn along New York Ave NE.