Mayor Bowser to Cut the Ribbon on Latest Short-Term Family Housing Program, The Triumph in Ward 8


Washington, DC – (RealEstateRama) — On Tuesday, November 13, at 4 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will cut the ribbon on The Triumph, a short-term family housing program in Ward 8, marking another step forward in delivering on her promise to replace DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs across all eight wards. On October 30, 2018, DC General was closed once and for all.

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Mayor Muriel Bowser

The Triumph is the final of three short-term family housing programs opening this fall, following the opening of The Kennedy in Ward 4 and The Horizon in Ward 7. This newly-constructed Ward 8 short-term family housing program will include fifty family units, computer labs for its residents, administrative space for staff and providers, a dedicated outdoor playground and recreational space, age-appropriate indoor recreation space and a homework/study lounge for residents.

These short-term family housing programs join the Patricia Handy Place for Women, a low-barrier shelter for women in Ward 2 that began providing services to District women in need of a safe place to stay in early 2016. These short-term family housing programs are the centerpiece of the transformation of Mayor Bowser’s emergency response system for families.

Tuesday, November 13, at 4 pm

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Trayon White, Ward 8
Laura Zeilinger, Director, Department of Human Services
Keith Anderson, Acting Director, Department of General Services
Olivia Henderson, Co-Chair, Ward 8 Short-Term Family Housing Advisory Team

The Triumph
4225 6th Street, SE
*Closest Metro: Congress Heights Metro Station, Southern Avenue Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to ">. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).

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