Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“According to their agreement, half of excess surplus funds will go to the Housing Production Trust Fund, the city’s primary mechanism for building and maintaining affordable housing.” Affordable Housing Could be the Big Winner in D.C.’s Budget Boom (Washington City Paper)

“One of the challenging aspects of recognizing hypothermia on the street is the prevalence of severe and persistent mental illness among rough sleepers.” Risks of Living On Street In Bitter Cold: When Not to Walk On By (WBUR)

“Homeless families currently are being sent to two D.C. recreation centers to sleep on cots in large, open spaces. ‘It sounds bad, and it’s worse than it sounds,’ Berns said.” Homelessness among D.C. families called ‘catastrophic’ (Washington Post)

“The bill would require the Interagency Council on Homelessness to include recommendations for helping LGBTQ homeless youth in its annual report, and establishes a minimum number of beds to be made available for this demographic.”  D.C. Council Unanimously Passes Bill for LGBT Homeless Youth (Metro Weekly)

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