D.C.'s Farragut Square night.

D.C.'s Farragut Square night.

The spotlight on chronic homelessness seems to shine brighter during the winter months, when harsh weather conditions threaten the lives of those living on the city’s streets. Every January, volunteers canvass the city to document those in D.C.’s homeless population who may or may not be sheltered. For those working in D.C.’s nonprofits, the numbers offer a clearer picture of the city’s relationship with chronic homelessness. But the data points are only the start of a broader conversation on how to end it. Kojo discusses what we know today about D.C.’s homelessness and the differences of opinion about potential solutions.


  • Martin Austermuhle Reporter, WAMU 88.5
  • Lara Pukatch Director of Advocacy, Miriam's Kitchen

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