D.C. aims to move 500 families into permanent housing by summer ( Relisha Rudd )

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray kicked off an ambitious effort Thursday to move 500 homeless families into permanent housing by summer, even as police struggled to learn more about two men who were found dead Tuesday at a makeshift camp just off Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

 The discovery of the men’s bodies was the latest reminder of the city’s burgeoning homeless problem, which came into sharp focus last month with the disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd from a shelter for families on the grounds of the shuttered D.C. General Hospital.

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