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FOX 5 Investigates: Living conditions at DC General homeless shelter

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It has been more than two months since 8-year-old Relisha Rudd went missing. The little girl had been living at the D.C. General homeless shelter in Southeast D.C.

A FOX 5 investigation revealed makeshift attempts to cover holes where rodents enter the rooms, rust and mildew-lined showers and moldy bread served at meal times.

Residents say the situation outside the building, however, is worse. FOX 5's undercover camera was rolling as several young children rode their bikes and scooters until nearly two in the morning on a weeknight, in an area where residents say drug deals are rampant.

There is no playground, so the kids play along the sidewalk or in the grassy traffic circle in front of the building.

The former hospital turned homeless shelter houses more than 300 adults and 521 children.

According to D.C. Department of Human Services spokesperson Dora Taylor, Mayor Vincent Gray's plan to rehouse “500 Families in 100 Days” began on April 1.

Within the month of April, 78 families were moved out of D.C. General or hotels and into apartments.

We sent emails asking how many have moved into the shelter over that same time period, and so far, we have not received a response.


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