- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia officials have withdrawn a motion asking a judge for permission to shelter homeless families in recreation centers after it secured 100 more hotel rooms.

The city houses homeless families on the campus of a former hospital or in hotel rooms. People in the city have a right to shelter when temperatures are below freezing.

The motion was filed late Thursday and withdrawn Friday. The city had argued that it was about to run out of hotel room space and hadn’t found another operator willing to rent out rooms to the homeless.

Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser criticized her predecessor’s policy on homelessness during last year’s campaign, at one point calling it “inhumane” to place families in recreation centers

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