On May 3, the Foggy Bottom Association Board approved the sending of a letter to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, at the urging of the Homelessness Task Force. The letter offered suggestions for improving the Mayor’s plan to open smaller, ward-based facilities for District families in need of shelter.
In the letter, the FBA raised several issues, including the cost of the new facilities, the decision to rent properties from private developers rather than using District-owned land, and the need for private bathrooms. Further, we suggested the city open a small shelter for mixed-gender families without children, who now must be separated into single-sex shelters.
Read the letter here.