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    Permanent Supportive Housing in Washington, DC

    National Coalition for the Homeless

    Year: 2016

    Homelessness in the nation’s capital remains stubbornly persistent. Each night, thousands of Washingtonians bed down in shelters and on heat grates, close neighbors to the White House. While it is a jarring sight to see so many people living in public spaces with nowhere to go, homelessness has a straightforward solution – namely, housing.
    This report examines one housing development which is nearing completion to help address these needs, the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence located on North Capitol Street in Washington, DC. This 124-unit complex includes 60 Permanent Supportive Housing apartments for formerly homeless veterans, 17 apartments reserved to tenants referred by the District’s Department of Behavioral Health, and 47 apartments available for other low-income residents making 60% or less of area median income. Once operational, it will be the largest Permanent Supportive Housing development in the district dedicated to serving veterans struggling with homelessness.

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