A Message From The Mayor

Read the following message from Mayor Fenty. Make what you will of it. I think that he is vague, uninformed and detached from the process. He thinks that "Mayor knows best". Nonetheless, he has stated some promises that we can hold him to.....

--- On Thu, 9/11/08, Executive Office of the Mayor (imailagent) wrote:

From: Executive Office of the Mayor (imailagent)
Subject: Email from the EOM (Intranet Quorum IMA00569336)
To: ericsheptock@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2008, 10:26 AM

Thank you for your feedback regarding the closing of Franklin School Shelter. I understand your concern about the closure of the facility and its impact on clients as well as the surrounding community. The District Government is committed to reducing the need for large-scale emergency shelters, such as Franklin, by providing permanent housing with a continuum of care that includes outreach, social and mental health services. This approach is intended to address the root causes of homelessness and to give individuals and families the opportunity to achieve stability and self-sufficiency.

The entire Administration is equally concerned about the well-being of the District's homeless population and is continually developing methods and building capacity to address this issue. In an effort to facilitate a timely, structured and humane closure of the Franklin School Shelter, there will be a gradual reduction of the bed capacity going forward until October 1, 2008, the projected closing date. As the District reduces shelter capacity, we will grow our overall capacity of service to this population by placing over 500 of our chronically homeless neighbors into permanent supportive housing.

For more information on the District's ongoing services and initiatives to reduce homelessness, please visit the District Department of Human Services online at www.dhs.dc.gov or the Department of Mental Health at www.dmh.dc.gov.

Thank you for writing.

Adrian M. Fenty,


Anonymous said…
wow ,,,

we got like Universities,
Wealthy Corporations & CEO's ...!!!!!!

and yet ,
they can't figure-out a solution to the home-less-problem...???????????

go figure ...

-- unless ------

that solution is like Hitler's,
"Final solution" ...!

you know ,,,
because that makes more sence ,



(ie: strange how a solution can't / hasn't been found yet...! )

---- sub-prime solution...? ----

ya ,

that accomplished what ...?

a discovery, where we find-out ,,,

"if people can't afford to pay " ,,, " they don't pay " ...?

---- and the reward is ,,, ?

a Tax-payer Bail-Out ...!

( good stuff America ... )

death = cash



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