Thursday, April 17, 2014

500 Families. 100 Days. Quality DC Housing Now kicks off today

On Thursday, April 17 from 9:00 - 11:00 am Mayor Gray will officially launch the "500 Families. 100 Days. Quality DC Housing Now" campaign.   Announced at his 2014 State of the District Address (text as prepared), DC government is partnering with the community―Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, the Transitional Housing Corporation (THC), and the Coalition for Housing and Economic Development (CHNED)―to move homeless families from the D.C. General Shelter to permanent housing.

The event takes place at Virginia Williams Family Resource Center (33 N St NE).

Background from the release:

The Department of Human Services (DHS), in collaboration with TCP and THC, has launched an aggressive initiative to identify 500 apartments for homeless families in 100 days. Mayor Gray met with the Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) in the first week of the campaign, which began April 1, to advocate for housing on behalf of homeless families. He will continue the appeal to landlords and for-profit as well as not-for-profit developers to identify quality, affordable housing for families currently living in temporary shelters.

1 comment:

  1. Any links for updates on how things have been going with this 100 day challenge??

    -Jack | Human Services Software