Hearing on Homelessness Winter Plan


CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING

The Interagency Council on Homelessness 2015-16 Winter Plan and
an update on the District’s Homelessness Strategic Plan: Homeward DC

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces an oversight hearing of the Committee of the Whole on “The Interagency Council on Homelessness 2015-16 Winter Plan and an update on the District’s Homelessness Strategic Plan: Homeward DC.” The oversight hearing will be held on Monday, September 28, 2015, at 12:00 p.m., or immediately following the preceding hearing, in the Council Chamber, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

The purpose of this oversight hearing is to elicit public comment on the 2015-16 Winter Plan and to receive an update on the implementation and further development of the 5-year Strategic Plan adopted in March 2015 by the Interagency Council on Homelessness. The Committee is particularly interested in hearing how the government intends to meet families’ needs for emergency shelter while maintaining compliance with existing legal requirements. In addition, the Committee hopes to hear from those involved in the formulation of the plan, including service providers and advocates. Further, the Committee seeks an update regarding the status of implementing the Strategic Plan.

This hearing is part of the Committee of the Whole’s continued oversight in the area of homelessness. Those who wish to testify are asked to contact the Committee of the Whole at (202) 724-8196, or Alana Intrieri, Special Counsel to the Chairman, at aintrieri@dccouncil.us, and to provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to four minutes; less time will be allowed if there is a large number of witnesses.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee of the Whole, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 410 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 12, 2015.