(WASHINGTON, DC) – Mayor Vincent C. Gray cut the ribbon today on a renovated apartment facility at 1107 11th Street NW. The building, which consists of 29 one-bedroom and efficiency apartment units, will provide permanent supportive housing for single women presently residing in area homeless shelters managed by the DC Department of Human Services (DHS).
“I’m thrilled today to open this wonderful apartment complex that will provide a permanent home for some very deserving women,” Mayor Gray said. “Projects like this one are a huge win for our city. This building is proof that serving DC residents who are most in need while maintaining prudence with taxpayer dollars can go together hand-in-hand.”
In the fall of 2010, 11th Street Partners, LLC purchased the vacant property and entered into a master lease agreement with the District. The structure of the agreement resulted in no taxpayer dollars used to purchase, renovate, or develop the property. The full renovation of the building began in January 2011 and was completed two months ahead of schedule.
For more information on the District’s Department of General Services and the new DHS Permanent Supportive Housing units, please visit http://dgs.dc.gov