The new short-term family housing program, dubbed The Kennedy, located in the District’s Ward 4, will be inaugurated on September 26. Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by D.C. government leaders, the Ward 4 Short-Term Family Housing advisory team and neighbors for the inaugural ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Ward 4 STFH program, also known as The Kennedy, is a new construction and will have 45 family units, computer labs for residents, administrative space for staff, outdoor playground, recreational space, homework, and study lounge for residents besides other amenities.
DC General Family Shelter, which is outdated, will be closed by the end 2018, according to the plan and timeline released earlier this year by Mayor Bowser. In its place, the authorities are planning to build smaller and more dignified programs across all eight wards.
“These Short-term Family Housing programs are the centerpiece of the transformation of our emergency response system for families. The Kennedy will be the first of the new sites to begin delivering services to families,” read the statement issued by DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services.
Can't wait to join @MayorBowser @DCHumanServ @DCDGS to cut the ribbon for The Kennedy, DC's first short-term family housing program — the first of three to open this year! RSVP here: https://t.co/beTiqkYrtb pic.twitter.com/ET3UCZh4Yu
— DMHHS (@DMHHS_DC) September 20, 2018