DC surveys homeless residents every year. What do the numbers tell us?
D.C. conducted its annual survey of residents experiencing homelessness, the Point-in-Time Count, on Jan. 25. While the numbers are crucial to measuring how effective the city’s plan to end homelessness is, advocates say the survey is likely an undercount.
Helping Rockville families find a place to call home: Inside the work of Stepping Stones Shelter
In 1982, Stepping Stones Shelter made history as the first homeless shelter for families in Montgomery County, MD. Today, it’s best known for its location in Rockville’s historic Dawson Farmhouse and for providing about 30 families with housing and services each year.
DC’s PEP-V hotels planned to extend through hypothermia season
The PEP-V program was created as an alternative to shelters for people at high risk of getting severely sick from COVID-19. Some residents who rely on it do not believe the program is running sufficiently. Still, many are improving their lives, getting matched to housing, and focusing on getting themselves off the streets. Due to President Biden’s extension on FEMA, the program will continue operating through hypothermia season.
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