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Roof Collapse Closes DHS Service Center

Friday, August 26, 2011
Washington, D.C.

The DC Department of Human Services (DHS) announced today that the agency’s Congress Heights Service Center, located at 4001 South Capitol Street, in South West Washington, has been closed until further notice due to a crack on a coupling on the main drain pipe that caused standing water on the roof leaking into the service center.  No injuries were reported and roofers are working to make repairs as quickly as possible.

The Congress Heights Service Center provides Food Stamps, Medicaid and TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) benefits, including daycare services, to eligible recipients.  Customers and are encouraged to use the Anacostia (2100 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE) and Fort Davis (3851 Alabama Avenue, SE) Service Centers until which time appropriate repairs are completed at the Congress Heights facility.  For more information customers may call (202) 671-4200.

Congress Heights staff must report to Anacostia or Fort Davis Service Centers, for further work assignment details call (202) 698-3900.

Again, no injuries were reported and roofers are working diligently to make repairs as quickly as possible so that the service center can reopen.