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D.C. Wire Archive: The Homeless

Video: Michelle Obama Pitches In at Soup Kitchen

First Lady Michelle Obama helped serve lunch today at Miriam's Kitchen in Northwest Washington. Post reporter DeNeen L. Brown captured the scene. Samuel Hinton, 52, a Vietnam Veteran, who says he has been homeless three or four years, said he was impressed with the first lady. "I liked what she...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  March 5, 2009; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Obama , The Homeless  
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Bushes Donate Coats To Homeless

President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush ventured into Northeast Washington today to drop off more than 100 coats collected by the White House staff for Pathways to Housing, a District program to find homes for the chronically homeless. Inbound traffic along New York Avenue was blocked...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  December 22, 2008; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Homeless  
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Mayor Fenty Activates Hypothermia Plan on Eve of Hearing

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty issued the first hypothermia alert Thursday night and dispatched vans across the city to assist the homeless. "It is important to get the message out that shelter is available," said Fenty, just before he greeted a van loaded with homeless people outside the Cathedral of Sacred...

By Hamil Harris  |  October 31, 2008; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty , The Homeless  
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Barry Challenges Fenty, Calls for Downtown Shelter for Homeless

D.C.Councilmember Marion Barry will introduce emergency legislation today that calls for the Mayor Adrian M. Fenty to make sure there are beds for the homeless in the downtown business area. The bill is in response to the recent controversial closing of the Franklin Shelter at 13th and K streets NW....

By Hamil Harris  |  October 7, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  D.C. Council , The Homeless  
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Doors May Be Closed to Franklin Shelter, But the Issue Is Still Hot

The city's emptying of Franklin Shelter last week hasn't closed the door on the controversy, or the effort to keep the downtown facility open. Activist Eric Sheptock and two other plaintiffs (DJuan Bean and Terry Huff) are going to court today to try to get a temporary restraining order and...

By Marcia Davis  |  September 30, 2008; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty , The Homeless  
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