Posts Tagged ‘homeless services’

Overextended Stay

On Sept. 3, Sharde Wright came home to her room at the Days Inn on New York Avenue NE to find a letter on her door. Wright, 28, and her three children—she’s seven months pregnant with her fourth—have been living at the hotel since July. They’re one of 51 homeless families the city is putting [...]

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) [...]