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Housing the Chronically Homeless

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's plan to provide permanent housing and supportive social services for D.C's chronically and "most vulnerable" homeless population is laid out in a plan that is open for public comment for 45 days after the plan was announced. The mayor unveiled the plan on Wednesday, April 2.

The details of the proposal, to be administered by the District's Department of Human Services, can be found on the mayor's website. The Permanent Supportive Housing Plan lays out in detail the definition of the targeted population, the number of persons to be housed, the number of units required to achieve the goal by 2014 and how the District plans to create and finance the housing. The intensive supportive social services are also detailed. The first 400 chronically homeless persons will be placed in apartments by Oct. 1; another 480 will be housed next year.

The public, including organizations that work with the city's homeless population, have 45 days to comment on the plan before it is made final.

By Sylvia Moreno  |  April 4, 2008; 6:57 AM ET
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