Posts Tagged ‘d.c. general hospital’

Smoggy Awards: D.C.’s Highest-Emitting Public Facilities

It's the moment you've been waiting for: The Department of General Services and Department of the Environment have released their annual benchmarking survey of public buildings for fiscal year 2012. The Washington Business Journal has the news; I'll supplement it with a rundown of the highest carbon dioxide-emitting city-owned facilities. So, without further ado, the [...]

With Shelters Over Capacity, City Housing 200 Families in Motels

During hypothermia season, which runs from November through March, the city is required by law to find shelter for homeless people. Last winter, that meant housing some of them in hotels, since family shelters didn't have enough room—as former City Paper staffer Jason Cherkis reported, around 70 were staying at the Comfort Inn on New York [...]

Welcome to Hypothermia Season

Brrr, nippy out there, isn't it? Welcome to November, when the city's winter plan for homeless services goes into effect, and all people must be housed when the mercury falls below freezing. The Interagency Council on Homelessness approved it just last week–much later than usual–after some controversy over the shelters that could (or could not) [...]