(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, April 21, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by the Department of Human Services, the DC Interagency Council on Homelessness, and The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness to announce the results of the District’s 2022 Point In Time Count and highlight investments in programs and services to make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring.
Following the speaking portion of the event, Mayor Bowser and Administration officials will welcome a District resident formerly experiencing homelessness into his new home, which is adjacent to the site of the press conference.
In 2015, Mayor Bowser released Homeward DC, a bold vision and strategic plan to make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring. In 2018, the Mayor made good on her commitment to close DC General, which has been replaced with smaller, service-enriched short-term family housing shelters across DC. In 2021, Mayor Bowser launched Homeward DC 2.0, the District’s updated strategic plan to build on the progress in driving down family homelessness, with a strong focus on realizing similar progress among single adults experiencing homelessness.
The Mayor’s Fiscal Year 2023 Fair Shot budget includes $31 million in Homeward DC to end chronic homelessness and more than $114 million to replace shelters.
Thursday, April 21 at 11 am
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Laura Zeilinger, Director, DC Department of Human Services
Theresa Silla, Executive Director, DC Interagency Council on Homelessness
DC Housing Authority Headquarters
North Capitol Street & M Street, NE
2M Street Apartments
2 M Street, NE
*Closest Metro Station: NoMa-Gallaudet Metro Station*
*Closest Bus Routes: 80, P6*
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 1st and M Street NE*
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 the media avail. To view event online visit mayor.dc.gov/live, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below.
Mayor Bowser Twitter: @MayorBowser
Mayor Bowser Instagram: @Mayor_Bowser
Mayor Bowser Facebook: facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser
Mayor Bowser YouTube: https://www.bit.ly/eomvideos