Point-in-time homelessness survey shows varying results for the region

HOMELESSNESS | Results from this year’s point-in-time survey, which counts the number of homeless individuals who aren’t sheltered on a given night, shows a decrease in DC, Montgomery and Arlington counties, but small increases across the region. (WaPo, 5/8)

In Fairfax County, the number of homeless people is slightly up from last year, though still lower than 10 years ago, with 987 homeless people in the county of 1.1 million residents, compared with 964 last year. In 2008, the county counted 1,835 homeless people.

In Prince George’s County, the number of homeless people fell from 532 in 2017 to 478 in 2018, a 10 percent decline.

CIVIL RIGHTS | Rebekah Seder, senior program manager at WRAG, discusses why WRAG & LGW are taking funders and other civic leaders on a 3.5 day learning journey to explore the history of the Civil Rights Movement – and urges others to join. (Daily, 5/9)

Related for WRAG/LGW Members: Register for the Civil Rights Learning Journey from Memphis to Birmingham, AL here.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY | Congratulations to these WRAG members for making Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 2018 list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens! (CRM, 5/7)

34. IBM
45. Northrop Grumman Corp.
73. Wells Fargo & Co.
74. Bank Of America Corp.
79. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
81. Boeing Co.
94. Capital One Financial Corp.
95. Citigroup Inc.

– Half of the Smithsonian museums have acquired new guides to lead people to less visited parts of the exhibits and to provide general assistance to visitors. They are robots. (WAMU, 5/7)

– ‘The Memories We Keep:’ New Art Exhibit Puts Spotlight On Refugee Artists (WAMU, 5/9)

CENSUS 2020Foundations Push Census Turnout in Worrisome Times (Chronicle, 5/7 – Subscription needed)

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