The standard proposed by the Administration is quite different than any other recertification standard.
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The bill is scheduled for mark-up by the Committee on Human Services on September 20. Now is the time for the Council to act to improve this program and ensure that all families in DC have a safe, stable place to call home.
This proposed provision puts particularly vulnerable families at higher risk. Many groups recommend removing this section entirely.
Mayor Bowser’s Proposed Changes to Homeless Services Law: Reducing Bathrooms in DC General Replacements
Bathrooms are a focal point in the debate around design of emergency family shelters that are to ultimately replace DC General.
Amendments to the HSRA should be evaluated through the lens of our values as a progressive city. Stay tuned for spotlights on different parts of the legislation, stories from affected community members and ways to get involved in this advocacy.