City Paper is not for tourists
In collaboration with the District’s Street Sense newspaper and other local and national media, City Paper this week examines what is perhaps D.C.’s greatest failing, the scourge of chronic homelessness in a city increasingly defined by the widening gulf between rich and poor. We look at private-sector efforts to serve those in need and the city’s push to turn away families they say shouldn’t qualify for city shelter.
Kids caper freely at a Northeast hotel with help from the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project.
With memories of a childhood brush with homelessness, a woman spent her birthday handing out gifts to those sleeping in D.C. parks.
DC Central Kitchen’s latest training tool for homeless and returning citizens is a fast-casual cafe.
To the chagrin of advocates, the D.C. Council weighs stricter requirements for shelter access.
A conversation with the longtime director of the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless about the challenges that lie ahead.