It is quite likely many of those in shelters were former Federal employees unable to keep up with the cost of living in DC. There is no direct evidence I am aware of to suggest this, but one wonders if this is the case. The implications for the DC area and accepting employment there is worth considering.
"homelessness in the nation's capital since the "economic downtown"
That's why I prefer the philosophical uptown. Doesn't TIme employ proofreaders anymore?
So, where are the right wingers saying it's all personal irresponsibility, and that the homeless deserve it for not taking better care of themselves???