Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Washington DC must pay for motel rooms for homeless; NBC covers working homeless in NYC

A DC Superior Court judged has ordered Washington DC to house homeless families in motel rooms (one room per family) and stop housing them in gymnasium or other makeshift “barracks-like” arrangements  on nights when the temperature in the city drops below freezing.
The story appeared in the Metro section of the Washington Post on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, written by Keith L. Alexander and Aaron C, Davis (the latter reported on high profile murder cases in PG county in 2008, but more recently to Post seems to have shifted that issue to Matt Zapotosky, as with the posting March 18).  The link is here
Many of the families comprise single mothers with children.  79 families had filed a class action lawsuit against the City, challenging Mayor Vincent C. Gray.

Recently, NBC Today has reported on the working homeless in New York City, many of them female, who don’t want to list a shelter in Harlem as their address. 

Rock Center, on NBC, had reported on it a year ago.  

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