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‘Rampant homelessness’: How to curb a rise in encampments

The D.C. region saw an 18% increase in homelessness last year. Suburbs experienced the largest jump. It’s the first time homelessness has risen in the greater Washington area in four years. Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless Donald Whitehead said our area has a “rampant homelessness” problem and people are treating it like it’s the new “normal.” Whitehead comes on the show to talk about his time living on the streets, why homelessness is on the rise and how we can end it.

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