Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says that homeless people come from outside the district to take advantage of a city policy that guarantees shelter on freezing nights, a cost she says the district can no longer afford. A law she proposed to the D.C. Council would allow shelters to deny shelter to people who cannot prove they are former Washington residents. Kojo explores the proposal and its potential impact.
- Eric Sheptock Homeless Advocate
- Amber Harding Staff Attorney, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
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