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The Contract Dispute Between DC Government and the CCNV Homeless Shelter

I've previously informed a few people about a contract dispute between DC Government and the CCNV homeless shelter. I've put them on alert and had them waiting since about February 2nd for further news on the issue. As it turns out, the dispute is ongoing 3 and a half months later. I'll give you a brief description of the matter and let you decide what you think:

On February 2nd, 2009, DC Government contacted the CCNV Homeless Shelter as well as the 4 other entities that are in the same building with the yearly contract. However there were a couple of stark differences from the contractual arrangements of previous years. In the past, CCNV, the John L. Young and Open Door Women's shelters, DC Central Kitchen and Unity Health Care signed one joint contract. This year they've been given separate contracts (a possible "divide and conquer" tactic) Furthermore, each contract has a clause which states that DC Government may remove that entity from the build…