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Short Term Family Housing Construction Projects

One of the most important agenda items in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s initiative to create ‘Pathways to the Middle Class’ is the process of ending homelessness in the city. The Department of General Services (DGS) is partnering with the Department of Human Services (DHS) to design and build new Short-term Family Housing in all eight Wards. The newly constructed facilities will replace DC General Hospital, which served as the District’s largest shelter for more than seven years.

The DGS webpages on STFH are a portal to information on the construction phases of the initiative. Below you find a Ward-by-Ward analysis of each DGS STFH construction project. Please contact us with your questions or concerns at [email protected].

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Short Term Family Housing Construction Update(Ward 5 Sidewalk Talk)

Short Term Family Housing Construction Update (4300 12th St, SE, Sidewalk Talk)

For information about the closing of DC General and an overview of the District’s Short-term Family Housing Project, please visit the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services at https://dmhhs.dc.gov//homewarddc

Short Term Family Housing Construction Projects- Ward 1  The Property for the Ward 1 STFH Program will be co-located with the Rita Bright Family and Youth Center. The Youth Center will remain in place and will receive site enhancements as part of this project. This STFH program will provide 35 STFH units and 15 units of Senior Permanent Supportive Housing units.

Short Term Family Housing Construction Projects - Ward 3  The newly constructed Ward 3 STFH program will include fifty (50) STFH family units, computer labs for the residents, administrative space for staff and providers, indoor/outdoor play space, homework/study lounge for residents and other amenities. The site will also include a parking structure to support MPD vehicles and the STFH staff assigned to the site.

Short Term Family Housing Construction Projects - Ward 4 The newly constructed Ward 4 STFH program will include forty-five (45) family units, computer labs for the residents, administrative space for staff and providers, outdoor playground and recreational space, age-appropriate indoor recreation space, homework/study lounge for residents and other amenities.

Short Term Family Housing Construction Projects - Ward 5 The newly constructed Ward 5 STFH program will include forty-six (46) STFH family units, computer labs for the residents, administrative space for staff and providers, outdoor playground and recreational space, age-appropriate indoor recreation space, homework/study lounge for residents and other amenities.

Short Term Family Housing Construction Projects - Ward 6 This project involves the demolition of an existing structure and the construction of a new 7-story, 53,003 sf residential building. The 7-story building will house 7-10 residential units per floor with a total of 50 STFH Units in the building.

Short Term Family Housing Construction Projects - Ward 7 The newly constructed Ward 7 STFH program will include thirty-five (35) family units, computer labs for the residents, administrative space for staff and providers, outdoor playground and recreational space, age-appropriate indoor recreation space, homework/study lounge for residents and other amenities.

Short Term Family Housing Construction Projects - Ward 8 The newly constructed Ward 8 STFH program will include fifty (50) family units, computer labs for the residents, administrative space for staff and providers, outdoor playground and recreational space, age-appropriate indoor recreation space, homework/study lounge for residents and other amenities.

DC General Campus Improvements - - As part of Homeward DC, Mayor Bowser’s plan to end homelessness, the Department of General Services will close and deconstruct DC General, a former hospital that has served as the District’s largest family shelter for the previous seven years. With a capacity of 250 families who are experiencing homelessness, the DC General Campus Improvements project is comprised of 6 main buildings including site hardscaping. The Core Building includes: Buildings 1 through 4, Building 29 and Building 9. Building 29 is located to the northwest of the Core building. Building 9 is located northeast of the Core Building. The total square footage of these building structures on the DC General campus is approximately 704,000.