Kathryn McKelvey explores the connection between climate disasters and homelessness.
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Artist and vendor Colly Dennis stresses the importance of providing facilities for those living unsheltered, especially in the summer.
Artist/Vendor Ayub Abdul details homeless people’s struggle to deal with the summer heat.
Fewer people used DC’s severe weather shelters last winter than the year before, but use on average has risen over the last five years.
When Reggie Cox first learned about Charlie’s Place, a local shelter, he was in urgent need of a place to stay. Now, after volunteering at the shelter, he serves as executive director.
The summer can be an especially difficult time for homeless residents living in the District. Rising temperatures pose some unique challenges for people living without shelter. Here are some things readers can do to help relieve the heat.
Here’s some advice on how to stay warm from Street Sense vendor Marcus Green.
Andre Brinson writes about an experience with a police officer on an extremely cold night.
Alice Carter writes about the pain of the changing seasons and losing loved ones in a poem.
Artist and vendor Jacquelyn Portee discusses her methods for keeping warm while living outside during the winter.
Reginald Black writes about the struggle of being homeless during the winter in D.C.
Vendor Anthony Carney describes his daily, repetitive routine during cold weather in order to stay warm.
Andre Brinson shares his holiday gratitude and remembers a difficult Christmas Eve.
The Northeast is experiencing a heat wave. What resources are available to help D.C.’s homeless community cope?
Dwayne Butler talks about the difficulties of being homeless in cold weather.
The founder of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty says that people that were homeless before the recent hurricanes hit are not being treated equally alongside previously-housed victims.
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In the first Heat Emergency of 2017, the D.C. government is better equipped to help the homeless population beat the heat than it was last year, but many experiencing homelessness are still unaware of the resources or unable to utilize them.
The Street Sense Writers’ Group reflects on surviving the cold.