Open Arms Housing helping to solve DC homelessness

  • 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.

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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.