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Statement From Mayor Bowser in Response to DC Council’s Second Vote on the Closure of DC General Family Homeless Shelter

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In response to the Council’s second vote on a plan to close the DC General Family homeless shelter, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following statement:

“Today marks a milestone in our shared commitment to provide homeless families clean, safe, and dignified housing—and a fair shot at a pathway to the middle class.  I thank Chairman Phil Mendelson and the Council for approving a plan that will close DC General and further reform how we serve homeless families.  I am also grateful to the residents and organizations that advocated tirelessly for the closure of DC General.  With the debate now behind us, I look forward to working with neighbors across the District to build replacement facilities that we can all be proud of, and that reflect the best of who we are as a society.”