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Ending Homelessness in the District of Columbia

Ending Homelessness
Replacing DC General with Short-Term Family Housing

The District of Columbia has a plan to end homelessness.  As part of that plan, we will close DC General - a former hospital that has served as the District’s largest family shelter for seven years. DC General is too big, too old and geographically removed from the services that individuals experiencing homelessness need to exit shelter and get back on their feet.  We will replace DC General by developing several short-term family housing facilities across the city.

Click here for a fact sheet with more information on the District’s plan.

Ward by Ward Information

Following is a list of locations for the short-term family housing facilities, along with the scheduled delivery dates.

Ward Site Construction Start Completion
1 2105-2107 10th Street, NW TBD 2018
2* 810 Fifth Street, NW March 2015 January 2016
3 2619 Wisconsin Avenue, NW February 2017 May 2018
4 5505 Fifth Street, NW November 2016 January 2018
5 2266 25th Place, NE February 2017 January 2018
6 700 Delaware Avenue, SW February 2017 May 2018
7 5004 D Street, SE February 2017 September 2018
8 6th St & Chesapeake Street, SE February 2017 September 2018

* This facility will serve as a women's shelter.

For specific information on the facility in your Ward, select one of the following links:

List of sites considered.

Questions and Answers

Click here to see some frequently asked questions and answers.

Please click here to see the presentation Mayor Bowser presented to the Council of the District of Columbia.

Sign the pledge to end homelessness in DC.

Additional Resources