Emergency or low-barrier shelters are designed to keep people safe from extreme weather conditions. The Emergency Shelter program provides beds on a first come, first served basis, to any homeless person. It is sometimes also referred to as emergency shelter.
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Heed these tips to be safe during severe winter weather.
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Trash and reycling collections are following the normal collection schedule.
Dec 9 2017
As winter storm passes through, DC Snow Team continues to monitor conditions.
Dec 8 2017
The deployment will begin at midnight and include 220 plows that will work in 12 hour shifts.
Nov 22 2017
The DC Snow Team is encouraging District residents and businesses to begin preparing for snow...
Mar 13 2017
Service will be modified appropriately in response to weather conditions.
Mar 12 2017
The press conference is scheduled for Monday, March 13 at 4 pm.
Oct 25 2016
Government of the District of Columbia, Department of Public Works Testimony of Christopher J....
Oct 27 2015
Testimony of Christopher J. Shorter, Acting Director Government of the District of Columbia,...