With the hope to close D.C. General, Washington, D.C.’s homeless shelter, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced plans for a brand new family homeless shelter at 2500 14th Street NW in the Columbia Heights neighborhood. According to Washington City Paper, the shelter would house a total of 50 units, 35 of which would be for short-term housing and 15 of which would be for permanent supportive housing for low-income seniors.
The 41,000-square-foot property is planned to begin construction in January 2019 with a delivery by the spring of 2020.
As part of the project, the Columbia Heights-based Rita Bright Family and Youth Recreation Center is expected to be renovated.
• Columbia Heights to Get Family Homeless Shelter in Prime Location on 14th Street NW [Washington City Paper]