Robert Samuels

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Lamar Smith says he has “big dreams for my clients. But I can only push them as far as they want to go.”

  • Jan 17, 2015

As temperatures dipped into the 20s, D.C.’s homeless adults packed into recreation centers to stay safe.

  • Jan 8, 2015

Projections of 840 homeless families are on track, and plan to address increase is falling behind.

  • Jan 7, 2015

The number of calls seeking emergency food assistance has jumped 57 percent.

  • Dec 21, 2014

A coalition of social service agencies said the city is not doing enough to stance a predicted surge in homeless families. The city disagrees.

  • Dec 9, 2014

A resolution from Vincent C. Gray is intended to move the affordable-housing project forward.

  • Dec 1, 2014

Two D.C. mothers pulled off successful exits from city’s voucher program, but challenges remain.

  • Nov 30, 2014

Martin Salia was the type of man “who volunteered to put themselves at risk to help others,” one said.

  • Nov 29, 2014

Food & Friends volunteers prepared almost 10,000 lbs. of turkey and made about 800 deliveries Thursday.

  • Nov 27, 2014

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.

  • Nov 21, 2014
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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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