Mayor Bowser to Cut Ribbon on Latest Short-Term Family Housing Site in Ward 5

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Wednesday, August 21, at 4 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will cut the ribbon on The Sterling, the new Ward 5 Short-Term Family Housing (STFH) site.
The ribbon-cutting is a continuation of Mayor Bowser’s commitment to close and replace the DC General Family Shelter with dignified, service-enriched programs in all eight wards. The Sterling ribbon cutting follows the opening of STFH sites in Ward 4 (The Kennedy), Ward 7 (The Horizon), and Ward 8 (The Triumph) in 2018, and the groundbreaking of the Ward 1 STFH site in July 2019.
Wednesday, August 21, at 4 pm
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5
Laura Zeilinger, Director, DC Department of Human Services
Keith Anderson, Director, DC Department of General Services
Henri Makembe, ANC/Advisory Team Chair
1700 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
*Closest Metro Station: Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Station*
All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected] To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).

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