Nov. 4, 1984: Reagan administration agrees to renovate the Second Street shelter, ending homeless activist Mitch Snyder's 51-day hunger strike.
June 1985: Federal government officials and Snyder disagree over the extent of the renovations that would be financed by the government.
Nov. 14, 1985: Federal government and the D.C. Coalition for the Homeless open a temporary 600-bed shelter for the homeless in Anacostia Park.
Dec. 10, 1985: U.S. Court of Appeals rules that the federal government can close the CCNV shelter after Snyder's group sued to try to prevent the closing.
Dec. 12, 1985: Eviction notices are posted at the shelter, but Snyder announces that his organization and the homeless people will not leave.
Dec. 28, 1985: Under pressure from Congress, President Reagan announces that the homeless will not be evicted from the shelter during the winter.
Jan. 3, 1986: The District government gives the shelter $250,000 to make emergency winterization repairs, including patching the roof.
Feb. 12, 1986: With the closing of the Second Street shelter planned for spring, Snyder starts a hunger strike, hoping that the administration will have a change of heart.
March 16, 1986: The federal government and Snyder agree that Snyder will end his month-long hunger strike and that the United States will donate the Second Street shelter to the District government, plus $5 million for renovations.