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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

National Park Service Clears McPherson Square Encampment

National Park Service Clears McPherson Square Encampment

By Julia Butler February 24, 2023

The National Park Service (NPS) – a federal government agency managing national parks, monuments and other properties – cleared unhoused residents out of Washington, D.C.’s McPherson Square on Feb....

City Displaces Tent Community in K Street Underpass

City Displaces Tent Community in K Street Underpass

By Ishaan Rai January 17, 2020

City officials permanently cleared a homeless encampment under the bridge crossing over K Street NE on Jan. 16, displacing dozens of people experiencing homelessness and disposing of their belongings. The...

COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHRIST | Temperatures  dropped to 10.4 degrees Fahrenheit on Jan. 29. The city gave a cold weather emergency alert because of the low temperatures, opening all low-barrier shelters during the extreme weather period.

Polar Vortex Temperatures Harm DC Homeless Community

By Erika Gebhardt February 8, 2019

Individuals experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C., faced increased risk of hypothermia from freezing temperatures and extreme wind chill brought by last week’s polar vortex. The Arctic cold...

A $1.7 million grant will fund a downtown day services center offering resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness.

DC Mayor Approves Grant for Homeless Resource Center

By Deepika Jonnalagadda August 31, 2018

A Downtown Day Services Center that offers essential resources and social services to adults experiencing homelessness is set to open on New York Avenue by Nov. 1. The construction of the center...

Student Launches Pizza Charity for Homeless

By Daniel Baldwin April 11, 2017

Reno Carlitti (MSB ’19) opted for a different spring break than many of his peers, spending part of his vacation founding a philanthropic project, Pizza 4 Others. The project aims to help feed people...

21 residents of Ward 3 have banded together to file a lawsuit against Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and D.C. Council about the pending development of a new homeless shelter.

Ward 3 Residents Sue Mayor, DC Council Over Proposed Homeless Shelter

By Matthew Larson September 2, 2016

Twenty-one Ward 3 residents in Washington, D.C., have sued Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and the D.C. Council in order to stop the building of a homeless shelter in the area, alleging they were not consulted...

Train to Break the Cycle

By The Editorial Board November 17, 2015

As Georgetown’s Hunger and Homelessness Week nears its midpoint, university groups such as the Center for Social Justice and the Georgetown Ministry Center will continue to offer events that give students...

Swipe Left On Hunger

By The Editorial Board November 13, 2015

Georgetown students frequently encounter homeless men and women in Washington, D.C., perceiving this vast inequality but not knowing how to help. Swipe Against Hunger, a campus organization that allows...

Homeless Man Killed in Glover Park

By Katherine Richardson June 20, 2015

A man police describe as homeless was fatally assaulted Friday night at approximately 10:30 p.m. on the 3600 block of Calvert Street. Joel Johnson, 53, was attacked by an unknown assailant in the...

Shelter’s Future Debated

By Maureen Tabet October 24, 2014

With Mayor Vincent Gray’s plan to close D.C. General, the District’s largest homeless shelter, within the next year, leading mayoral candidates Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz have...

Rashema Melson (COL ’18) has settled in on the Hilltop.

A New School, and a New Home

By Andrew Wallender October 7, 2014

The trip from D.C. General Homeless Shelter to Georgetown may only take about 20 minutes, but for Rashema Melson (COL ’18), that journey has been years in the making. The freshman, who graduated...

Winter Homelessness to Rise

By Maddy Moore September 9, 2014

The new Winter Plan released by the District of Columbia’s Interagency Council on Homelessness predicts a 16 percent increase in the number of homeless families seeking services in Washington, D.C, from...

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