D.C. Councilmember Elissa Silverman talks about yet another contentious D.C. Council meeting and the latest coronavirus news. And Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey talks about how the county is handling the pandemic and rethinking policing.
The outside temperature has dropped dramatically, leading homeless residents of the region to head to shelters. Many, however, don’t take advantage of shelters for a variety of reasons and remain outdoors during brutal conditions. We discuss winter homelessness in the region, the reasons why people choose to stay (or don’t stay) in shelters, and what local governments are doing to help some of the area’s most vulnerable residents during the winter.
- Scott McNeilly Staff Attorney, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
- Robert Warren Director, People For Fairness Coalition
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