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Mayor Bowser to Launch Fifth Annual "Home for the Holidays" Campaign

Sunday, October 31, 2021

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, November 1, at 11:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Department of Human Services (DHS), will launch the District’s fifth annual “Home for the Holidays” campaign. This annual campaign seeks to accelerate the placement of families and individuals experiencing homelessness into long-term housing during the holiday season. The Mayor will call on housing providers to partner with DC by making available safe and affordable homes.
The Home for the Holidays campaign supports Homeward DC, Mayor Bowser’s strategic plan to make homelessness in the District rare, brief and non-recurring. Since launching Homeward DC, the District has driven down homelessness by 38%, with significant progress in preventing and ending family homelessness.

Monday, November 1, at 11:30 am

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Laura Zeilinger, Director, DC Department of Human Services
Channel Square Apartments
325 P Street, SW
*Closest Metro Station: Waterfront Metro Station*
*Closest Bikeshare Station: Potomac Avenue & Half Street SW*

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 watch from a safe, virtual space. To view event online visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below.

Social Media:
Mayor Bowser Twitter: @MayorBowser
Mayor Bowser Instagram: @Mayor_Bowser
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