Mayor Bowser Launches “Home for the Holidays” Effort to Place 400 District Homeless Residents in Permanent Housing

Mayor Bowser Launches “Home for the Holidays” Effort to Place 400 District Homeless Residents in Permanent Housing

As Part of the Homeward DC Plan to Aggressively End Homelessness, Mayor Bowser will Attend 72nd Landlord-Tenant Agreement Signing

(Washington, DC) – (RealEstateRama) — On Monday, November 20, at 10:30 am., Mayor Muriel Bowser will officially launch “Home for the Holidays,” a city-wide effort to place 400 of the District’s most vulnerable households in permanent housing during the holiday season. DC Department of Human Services (DHS) soft launched the initiative through social media and landlord outreach on November 15, 2017. This targeted campaign will run through January 15, 2018. According to the 2017 Point-in-Time Count, nearly 7,000 DC residents do not have a place to call home.

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Mayor Muriel Bowser

In 2015, Mayor Bowser and her Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) released “Homeward DC,” a five-year strategic plan to reform the District’s homeless services system and making homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring. Between 2016 and 2017, after the first full year of the plan’s implementation, Washington, DC saw a 10.5 percent reduction in overall homelessness, a 22 percent reduction in homelessness among families, a 15 percent reduction among veterans experiencing homelessness, and a 3 percent reduction in homelessness among individuals.

WHEN:

Monday, November 20, at 10:30 am

WHO:

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Hyesook Chung, Deputy Mayor, Health and Human Services
Laura Zeilinger, Director, Department of Human Services

WHERE:

Intersection of Naylor Road and Gainesville Street, SE
*Closest Metro: Congress Heights Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to " href="mailto:">. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16.

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Mayor Muriel Bowser

Muriel Bowser serves as Washington, DC’s seventh elected Mayor. Sworn in on January 2, 2015, she pledged to bring a fresh start to the District of Columbia, create pathways to the middle class for residents, and foster a culture of inclusion, transparency and action.

Mayor Bowser expanded opportunity across all 8 Wards of DC by strengthening job training programs, and by attracting and retaining jobs in the District. As of the first quarter of 2016, there are burgeoning projects across the city that will eventually deliver 32,000 new jobs. Washington, DC is the economic engine of the metropolitan region, and has one of the strongest local economies in the country.

Contact:

Phone: (202) 727-2643

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