Fenty's Homeless Report Assumes Franklin Shelter Residents Will Already Be on the Street

Mayor Fenty's office submitted a report about the recent Housing First push to get homeless folks supportive housing per the directive of a recent Emergency law passed by the City Council. The report was submitted one minute past the deadline. By the numbers in the Fenty's report, he says he has placed 86 men from Franklin into permanent supportive housing. This means at least 214 men, previously housed in Franklin Shelter's 300 beds, are now without shelter or housed at other overcrowded shelters. Of course the numbers are quite larger, as testimony has elicited that at least 1000 different people used Franklin Shelter every three months, with men cycling in and out as needed.

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