Posts Tagged ‘shelter’

City Aims to Slash Homelessness Over Next Five Years

The targets are ambitious, though officials believe them to be within reach.

Appeals Court Upholds Homeless Families’ Right to Private Shelter

The court rejected an appeal by the city, which argued that the homeless families couldn't bring the suit.

Over Dire Warnings from Gray, Council Approves Shelter Definition

Where's Noah Webster when you need him? The latest showdown between the D.C. Council and the administration of Mayor Vince Gray centers on a simple definition: the meaning of the term "private room."
Last winter, the matter headed to the courts, to decide whether the city's use of partitioned spaced in recreation centers conformed to the D.C. law requiring shelter [...]

City Plan Would Close D.C. General as Early as Next Fall

Smaller homeless shelters would replace a troubled former hospital.

Human Services Chief: City Can Avoid Homeless Crisis, But Only With Persistent Effort

But even if the city finds homes for the occupants of D.C. General, the shelter will probably fill up again this winter.

City Expects 16 Percent Rise in Family Homelessness This Winter

Thought last winter was rough for homeless families? This one could be significantly worse.

Coucilmembers Urge Gray to Continue Sheltering Homeless Families As Temperatures Rise

Four members of the D.C. Council are pressing Mayor Vince Gray to continue to provide shelter to all of the city's homeless families currently in shelter, rather than turning them out when the weather gets warmer.
The District is required by law to provide shelter to all homeless families in need when the temperature drops below freezing [...]

In Dispute Over Private Rooms for Homeless Families, D.C. Government Adds Its Own Definition

At the center of the debate over the surge in the number of homeless families this winter has been a seemingly simple question: What is a private room? The Homeless Services Reform Act, which governs the city's homeless policy, requires the city to shelter homeless families in need in apartment-style shelter when temperatures with windchill drop below [...]

Winter’s Coming. Is the City Ready to Shelter Its Homeless?

Last winter, a woman showed up at the Family Resource Center seeking a place to spend the night. The woman was 23 years old, homeless, and seven months pregnant, and she had spent the previous night on the corner of 7th and H streets NE. Now, the city had issued a hypothermia alert, meaning it [...]

Shelter Studios Fit for a Dog

Pearl, a silky soft 3-year-old whippet mix, used to live outside as an abandoned stray. Now her home is a 4-by-9-foot kennel at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. And you thought your studio was small.