Meeting to Learn about Short Term Family Shelter in Southwest

Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
As part of Mayor Muriel Bowser's goal of closing the DC General Homeless Shelter, the District today announced plans to build a short term family shelter with fifty units of housing adjacent to the Blind Whino Art Gallery at 700 Delaware Ave. SW. Sites have also been selected in each of the District’s eight wards. If the legislation passes the Council, all eight sites will be built and occupied by 2018 or sooner. This is the first of a number of SW Community Meetings on this topic. City officials will discuss the plan and answer questions this Thursday night, Feb. 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, 900 Delaware Ave. SW.