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Council Proposes New Sites for Homeless Shelters – Locations by Ward

by Prince Of Petworth May 17, 2016 at 10:00 am 81 Comments

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The Washington Post reports:

“Council Chairman Phil Mendelson released legislation backed by nine of the council’s 13 members that would jettison roughly half of the sites the mayor wants to lease from private landowners.

Instead, the city would build five shelters on public land and empower the mayor to purchase or use eminent domain to take control of two others.”

The reported proposed sites are 2105 10th St, NW in Ward 1; nothing in Ward 2; 3320 Idaho Ave, NW in Ward 3; 5505 5th St, NW in Ward 4; 326 R St, NE or 1700 Rhode Island Ave, NE in Ward 5; 2nd and K St, NW in Ward 6; 5004 D St, SE in Ward 7; 6th and Chesapeake St, SE in Ward 8.

Updates when the mayor responds.


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