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The number of homeless families seeking shelter in Washington, D.C., is growing — and the District is not alone. Arlington County recently opened a homeless shelter. and in Los Angeles, the problem is so dire that officials declared a public emergency and proposed to spend $100 million more to help those without homes. We explore how policymakers locally and elsewhere are tackling homelessness.
- Yvette Alexander Member, D.C. Council (D-Ward 7); Chair, Committee on Health and Human Services
- Kathy Sibert President and CEO, Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN)
- Kate Coventry Policy Analyst, DC Fiscal Policy Institute; Member, District of Columbia Interagency Council on Homelessness
- Eric Ares Community Organizer, Los Angeles Community Action Network
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