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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate Lease Signings with Over 60 Residents Experiencing Homelessness

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, March 28, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will celebrate lease signings with residents currently experiencing homelessness and match them to over 60 vacancies available across local property manager E&G’s properties, including studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units, at 11 specific locations. At the event, voucher holders or those with temporary subsidies can quickly select a unit and complete the lease-up process on-site.  
 
Mayor Bowser’s plan to make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring embraces a housing-first strategy with the underlying goal of permanent housing for all residents. In addition to making unprecedented investments in affordable housing, since taking office, her Administration has launched new homeless prevention services, preventing a shelter stay for more than 5,000 families; increased investments in permanent housing programs by nearly 60 percent; developed interim eligibility to provide immediate shelter for families in urgent need; and connected more than 3,300 single adults to permanent housing, including more than 1,600 Veterans.

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 28, at 11 am
 
WHO: 
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Kristy Greenwalt, Executive Director, Interagency Council on Homelessness
Thomas Gallagher, Principal, E& G Group
Melissa Steele, CEO, E&G Group
 
WHERE:
Meadow Green Community Room
3425 A Street, SE
*Closest Metro: Benning Road 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).