D.C. Act 22-227. Homeless Shelter Replacement Emergency Amendment Act of 2017.


To amend, on an emergency basis, the Homeless Shelter Replacement Act of 2016 to revise the location of the Ward 1 temporary shelter site for families experiencing homelessness, enhance the capacity of the shelter, and authorize the utilization of the site for the location of permanent supportive housing for seniors and the Rita Bright Recreation Center.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Homeless Shelter Replacement Emergency Amendment Act of 2017".

Sec. 2. Section 3(a)(1) of the Homeless Shelter Replacement Act of 2016, effective July 29, 2016 (D.C. Law 21-141; 63 DCR 11132), is amended to read as follows:

"(1) The Mayor is authorized to use funds appropriated for capital project HSW01C – Ward 1 Shelter to construct a facility to provide temporary shelter for families experiencing homelessness containing 35 2- and 3-bedroom apartment-style units on District-owned land at 2500 14th Street, N.W., Square 2662, Lot 205; provided, that the contract for the construction of the facility shall be awarded pursuant to a request for proposals to be issued by the Department of General Services; and provided further, that the site also may be utilized to locate 15 units of permanent supportive housing, as defined in section 2(28) of the Homeless Services Reform Act of 2005, effective October 22, 2005 (D.C. Law 16-35; D.C. Official Code § 4-751.01(28)), for seniors and to locate the Rita Bright Recreation Center;".

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Chief Financial Officer as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 4. Effective date.

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.12(a)).

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Jan. 10, 2018

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