The innovative new work order management system to report any facility related issue at a municipal facility, school, recreation center or park.
Homeless Shelter Renovations
This project includes the renovation of numerous District shelters. The scope of work includes building renovations, electrical and mechanical upgrades, as well as roof rehabilitation. Additional projects and improvements can be found on the Americans with Disabilities Act Renovations webpage.
Shelters receiving renovations include the following:
- Wayne Place Shelter
- Federal City Shelter
- 611 N Street, NW - New Endeavors by Women
- Blair & Emery Shelters
- Community of Hope - Girard Family Shelter
- DC General Family Shelter
- Madison Shelter
Project: Wayne Place Shelter
Project: Federal City Shelter Renovation (Phase II)
The original renovation of the Federal City Shelter began in 2004 to upgrade the existing facility's HVAC system, bathrooms and make other improvements. Phase II consists of remediation of Life/Safety, ADA, and Code Deficiencies.
Construction: Spring 2011 - Spring 2012
Project Completion: Summer 2012
Project: 611 N Street, NW - New Endeavors by Women
This project includes the design and construction of a new facility for New Endeavors by Women, which runs an innovative Permanent Supportive Housing program for women. The building will be approximately 23,000 square feet, and will provide a twenty- four hour residence accommodating fifty women. The project is DC Green eligible and is tracking LEED Gold certification or higher.
Construction: Fall 2011 - Fall 2012
Project Completion: Fall 2012
Homeless Shelters Renovations – 611 N Street, NW
Read answers to frequently asked questions about 611 N Street, NW.
Why do we need this Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing residence?
- This facility contributes to the second of three key objectives in the Interagency Council on Homelessness’ Strategic Action Plan to End Homelessness: to Redesign the Continuum of Care to develop appropriate mix of services and interim and permanent housing options.
Who will use this residence?
- Single women who are enrolled in either the Transitional Housing or Permanent Support Housing programs of the DC Department of Human Services.
What activities will take place at this residence?
New Endeavors by Women (NEW) provides housing and support for homeless women and children. We partner with women to take control of their lives to conquer homelessness. These three (3) key program goals guide our work:
- To prepare women to achieve independent living;
- To increase the resident’s skills and income levels; and,
- To increase the resident’s self-determination.
- New Endeavors by Women (NEW) provides housing and support for homeless women and children. We partner with women to take control of their lives to conquer homelessness. These three (3) key program goals guide our work:
Where will the residence be located?
- In the heart of the Shaw Neighborhood, 611 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Why was this site chosen?
- New Endeavors by Women, a Service Provider addressing exactly this demographic, has been at this location – a former municipal recreation center – for more than 23 years, has established strong roots in the community, and currently inhabits a facility that increasingly is in need of ongoing upgrades and capital improvements.
What is the size of the Residence?
- The new residence will occupy about 23,000 gross square feet, on a site of approximately .26 acres.
How much will the new residence cost?
- The overall development costs – including design construction, project administration, etc., will be about $10 Million.
What are some of the special features of this new building?
- This residence has been designed to try to achieve LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Further, it has won a DC AIA Washingtonian Award for Unbuilt Architect, 2010.
Project: Blair & Emery Shelters
This project will upgrade three existing shelters in order to bring each into compliance with all applicable regulations and fulfill the shelters’ program requirements. A comprehensive assessment of each building will identify needed improvements with design work to be performed under one contract. Construction will then be bid as three separate construction projects.
The Madison Shelter Component of this project has been combined with the Madison Shelter ADA Compliance Project and will be completed by Summer 2011.
Construction: Spring 2010 - Fall 2011
Project Completion: Fall 2011
Project: Community of Hope Shelter Renovation
Construction: Winter 2011 - Summer 2012
Project Completion: Spring 2013
Community of Hope – Girard Street Family Shelter
Read answers to frequently asked questions about the Girard Street Family Shelter.
Why do we need the Girard Street Family Shelter?
- Community of Hope provides hope and stability to low-income and homeless adults and children in DC. They provide a holistic range of programs - from healthcare to housing with supportive services and programs promoting strong families - helps underserved residents create stable lives for themselves and promising futures for their children. Girard Street Family Shelter provides apartment-style temporary shelter for 20 homeless families with children at a time. They served 38 families in 2009.
Who will use the Girard Street Family Shelter?
- Homeless women adults and children.
What activities will take place at the Girard Street Family Shelter?
- Girard Street Family Shelter provides apartment-style temporary shelter for 20 homeless families with children at a time. We served 38 families in 2009. Supportive services focus on helping families move quickly out of homelessness to stable housing, and include referrals to job training and mental health and substance abuse treatment. On-site life skills classes teach parenting, budgeting, and other useful skills. A family case management model assures that the needs of both parents and children are addressed.
Where is the Girard Street Family Shelter located?
- Ward One - 1413 Girard Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
What is the size of the Girard Street Family Shelter?
- 28,085 Square Feet
What is the total cost of the renovations?
- $1.92 million
Project: DC General Family Shelter
Construction: Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Project Completion: Spring 2011
Project: DC General Roof Replacement at Core Building
Construction: Fall 2010 - Summer 2011
Project Completion: Summer 2011