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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate 422 Families and Individuals Housed During “Home for the Holidays”

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
During #PathwaysToTheMiddleClass Week, Mayor Recognizes Improvements in the District’s Homeless Services System

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, January 10, at 11 am, Mayor Bowser will attend the 402 lease-agreement signing in the city’s successful campaign to place 400 of the District’s most vulnerable families and individuals into permanent housing during the holiday season. The “Home for the Holidays” campaign will conclude at the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center, a central intake point for families and individuals experiencing homelessness, with 422 families receiving keys to their new homes.

The Home for the Holidays campaign aligns with Homeward DC, Mayor Bowser’s five-year strategic plan for reforming the District’s homeless services system and making homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring. Between 2016 and 2017, after the first full year of implementing Homeward DC, 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 among individuals experiencing homelessness.
 
Throughout #pathwaystothemiddleclass week, Mayor Bowser is highlighting the resources and programs the Administration is using to expand economic prosperity across all eight wards.

WHEN: 
Wednesday, January 10 at 11 am

WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser 
HyeSook Chung , Deputy Mayor, Health and Human Services 
Laura Zeilinger, Director, Department of Human Services

WHERE:
Virginia Williams Family Resource Center
910 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
*Closest Metro: Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).