Councilmember Todd joined Mayor Bowser, members of her administration, community leaders, and residents for a historic occasion: the groundbreaking of the District’s first short-term family housing facility. This critical step in the effort to close DC General and replace it with safe, clean, and dignified short-term family housing in each Ward is a shining example of Ward 4’s leadership in the District, and represents yet another investment in the burgeoning Kennedy Street Corridor. The building, located at the intersection of Kennedy Street and 5th Street NW, is expected to be completed in Fall, 2018. Once operational, the facility will provide a safe, clean and private place for up to 50 families while they work to obtain permanent housing. Unlike DC General, these buildings will have places for children of all ages to play and do homework, and will include wrap-around services to help families quickly stabilize and exit shelter.
Councilmember Todd extends a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped move this project forward, including Mayor Bowser and her administration, the Ward 4 Short-Term Family Housing Advisory Team, local Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, and engaged residents.