Recently Mayor Muriel Bowser announced plans to replace DC General Family Shelter with homeless shelters in each Ward of DC. The proposed shelter for Ward 5 is located at 2622 25th Place NE, which is an industrial area with limited access to mass transportation and amenities like a grocery store. Check out the Mayor’s Ward 5 plan here. From an email from the Langdon Park Community Association:
On Monday, February 22 at 6:30pm, neighborhood association leaders will host a Ward 5-wide community meeting with Council Member Kenyan McDuffie about the homeless shelter location. Residents will have an opportunity to share their concerns with the proposed location and participate in a transparent process to identify dignified and residential sites for the District’s homeless families. With this community input, we look forward to collaborating with Mayor Bowser to select a more suitable site for Ward 5.