Mayor Bowser Celebrates the Completion of The Terrell, Ward 1’s Short Term Family Housing Program and DC’s Final Site
Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Department of Human Services (DHS), and the Department of General Services (DGS) celebrated the completion of The Terrell, the Short-Term Family Housing (STFH) site in Ward 1 and the last of the eight STFH sites to open in the District. This achievement marks another milestone toward Mayor Bowser’s strategic plan to end homelessness and close DC General in favor of short-term family housing programs. Families are expected to begin moving into the Terrell in March 2021.
“We are excited to soon be welcoming families in Ward 1 and across the District to this beautiful facility,” said Mayor Bowser. “We started this journey to replace DC General with short-term family housing sites in all eight wards because we knew it would take a city-wide solution to end homelessness. Now with The Terrell, we are one step closer to ensuring all families have access to safe and dignified housing.”
The Terrell, named for DC civil rights activist Mary Church Terrell, was constructed through the oversight of DGS and includes 35 apartment-style STFH units and 15 Permanent Supportive Housing units for seniors.