Chairman Mendelson’s Statement on Vote Approving Family Shelter Plan

WASHINGTON, DC – Phil Mendelson, Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia, issued the following statement regarding the Council’s unanimous approval of the plan initially adopted on May 17, 2016, to close and replace the DC General Family Shelter.

“Today’s vote marks an important step to address chronic homelessness,” Mendelson stated. “Closing DC General is important; more important is replacing DC General with new facilities designed to meet the service and support needs of homeless families.”

You can Read the full statement below:

Chairman Mendelson’s Regular May ‘Meet Up’ Rescheduled

I sincerely apologize to the residents who came out this past weekend for the originally scheduled “Meet Up” at Starbucks Tenleytown.  The “Meet Up” had been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. Unfortunately, we did not send notice of this to all the channels we initially used to announce the original “Meet Up.”  I am  deeply sorry and take responsibility for this oversight.  I know your time is valuable and I understand how important it is that all District residents’ voice be heard.

 The “Meet Up”  has been rescheduled to May 21, 2016 at 10:30am at the Starbucks Tenleytown.  If you have any concerns you would like to address prior to that time, please contact Brenda McDuffie or Brittany Hughes at 202.724.8032.  I hope to see you on the 21st!

-Phil Mendelson