The state-of-the-art men’s shelter is set to replace a 380-bed facility in Southeast DC by September 2021. But construction atop a former landfill and a Metrorail tunnel have raised environmental and structural concerns.
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The redesign of 801 East Men’s Shelter is currently on schedule to be completed by Summer 2021, according to Keith Anderson, the director of the D.C. Department of General Services. Construction was originally set for April 23, but was pushed back due to a wait for potential contractors.
The Douglass Community Land Trust announced its first project in Ward 8, facilitating permanent affordability to 65-unit apartment complex in Anacostia.
A 2018 map of DC illustrates the major inequities of available affordable housing in high-income areas of DC and concentration in a few lower-income areas.
CityPartners and the DC Superior Court continue to wrestle over the question of housing repairs for a property in Congress Heights.
Geoffrey Griffis says it’s cheaper to replace Congress Heights properties than repair them. Attorney General Karl Racine says replacement has been the developer’s goal for years and low-income tenants have suffered.
Matthew Farkas, a resident at 801 East men’s shelter for several years, died on May 11 at the age of 36. It was exactly one month before his birthday.
Tenants of Congress Heights and other protesters marched on the home of land developer Geoff Griffis. They are concerned that Griffis’ planned redevelopment of their apartments at Congress Heights will displace them from their homes.
Jennifer McLaughlin shares her feelings on the closure of Oxon Run Park.