- DC is attacking the homeless problem with a "housing first" approach.
- Open Arms Housing is a success story.
- The DC mayor hopes to provide an additional thousand permanent housing units by 2020.
Washington, D.C.’s Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has made it part of her mission in the city’s highest office to delve into the homelessness conundrum and emerge with concrete solutions. A proponent of the “housing first” philosophy which first became popular in the 1990s, Bowser is putting the city’s money behind the effort, with a line item for the creation of 365 permanent housing units for homeless single adults.