Kyle Swenson

Washington, D.C.

Social Issues Reporter

Education: Kenyon College, BA in English

Kyle Swenson is a reporter with The Washington Post. Prior to joining The Post in 2017, he covered South Florida for the New Times Broward-Palm Beach. His reporting on the criminal justice system and features have won several national awards, including the Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. In 2015 he was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. His first book, "Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America's Rust Belt" was published
Latest from Kyle Swenson

Anti-hunger group helps farmers to meet increased need for food aid

The program offers growers not only competitive pricing, but also financial grants for new crops and equipment.

May 21, 2023

Homelessness surges in D.C. suburbs, amid national crisis, study finds

Homelessness in suburban counties surrounding D.C. increased 26 percent, according to new data from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

May 10, 2023

Number of D.C. homeless increased by nearly 12 percent

The 2023 increase saw rises in both the numbers of individuals and families struggling without permanent housing, according to the D.C. Department of Human Services.

May 5, 2023

‘Second Chance’ job fair aims to help workers with gaps in their résumés

Even though the current job market favors those seeking employment, people with gaps in their résumé still have a hard time getting hired.

April 21, 2023

Iowa to spend millions kicking families off food stamps. More states may follow.

The Iowa legislature has just approved some of the nation's harshest restrictions on SNAP. The bill's backers argue it will save the state money long term.

April 18, 2023

Arlington officials clear homeless people out of condemned hotel

At least five people had been living inside a shuttered three-star hotel that still appeared to contain beds and pillows.

March 24, 2023

Bread for the City shuts food pantries for a month, citing burnout

The move by the D.C. nonprofit is the latest sign of what nonprofit leaders say is a "national crisis" for the social safety net.

March 20, 2023

Local families face ‘hunger cliff’ as pandemic-era food assistance ends

On March 1, the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will stop a temporary boost in payments for tens of millions of Americans.

February 21, 2023

D.C. opens new housing for homeless, named for a Kennedy, as clearing nears

The new building, the Ethel, has 100 units of housing, along with case management services and amenities to help residents transition out of homelessness.

February 13, 2023

Cities like D.C. have funds to house the homeless. They need staff.

Many residents of the McPherson Square homeless encampment remain without housing vouchers ahead of the scheduled clearing next week.

February 10, 2023