Washington, DC – On Monday, September 19, at 12 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will launch the new $11.7 million Career Mobility Action Plan (Career MAP) pilot, a new innovative program that will provide families who are transitioning from homelessness with housing and income assistance, career advancement, and family supports. The program will provide up to $10,000 in cash assistance to families, enabling parents to advance their careers without worrying about the “benefits cliff,” which is when an individual loses their benefits due to earning a higher income.
The Mayor will also cut the ribbon on the newly modernized Taylor Street Service Center and tour the facility. The center, which received a $5.2 million renovation, will serve approximately 200 residents on a daily basis and includes significant upgrades for customers and staff, including a centralized monumental staircase to improve flow of visitors throughout the center; modernized training rooms, conference center, and meeting spaces; staff health and wellness, brainstorming, and phone rooms; a new children’s area in the customer queue and waiting space, which also includes upgrades to reduce ambient noise and improve natural lighting; and computer stations for online applications.
Monday, September 19, at 12 pm
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Brianne Nadeau, Councilmember, Ward 1
Janeese Lewis George, Councilmember, Ward 4
Laura Zeilinger, Director, DC Department of Human Services
Keith Anderson, Director, DC Department of General Services
Tommy Wells, Director, DC Department of Energy and Environment
Taylor Street Service Center
1207 Taylor Street NW
*Closest Metro: Georgia Avenue – Petworth Metro Station*
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 9th and Upshur Street NW*
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view event online visit mayor.dc.gov/live, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below.