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Alan Banks is an Air Force veteran who experienced homelessness for 6 years. Now, he's working with others to end veteran homelessness by 2015.
A new report from the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments shows homelessness in the D.C. metro area has increased over the past year to nearly 12,000 people.
Even as police continue to search for Relisha Rudd, D.C. Council heard pleas to improve conditions and reduce the numbers of families staying at the city's largest homeless shelter where Relisha lived with her family.
The federal government is ordering Baltimore to return part of a $9.5 million grant meant to help homeless families.
Before Rachel Panay joined Back On My Feet, she was an alcoholic with a waning music career. And she certainly wasn't a runner. Yet at a quarter of six on a chilly morning, she's outside the N Street Women's Shelter dressed in a thick black coat, wool hat and gloves preparing for a run.
In the areas of D.C. that experience 40-50 percent of homelessness and poverty, one local organization is making sure art is accessible to underprivileged youth.
Despite improvements, thousands remain on the streets in Northern Virginia. WTOP takes an in-depth look into how some counties are addressing the issue.
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