Homelessness On The Streets

When it comes to tent cities and the homeless on the streets, who has the right to be there? Who has the right to call for their removal? Are there solutions?

You don’t have to drive in the dc metro for long to see the homeless living on the streets.  Some sleep in parks or on benches with all of their possessions in backpacks or shopping carts nearby.  But others are seen in tent cities around The District.  Some have been in these homeless street communities for years.  In some cases it has caused tension for homeowners.  Who is right?


Renee Pope, Assistant Director, Community Services Division, Prince George’s County Department of Social Services

Joeseph Mettimano, CEO, The Central Union Mission