DC's Winter Plan for Shelter: Planning to Fail
By Sarah Ford on August 17, 2012
This past week, the DC Interagency Council on Homelessness voted to pass the 2012-2013 Winter Plan, which describes how the DC government and service providers will coordinate shelter and services during hypothermia season (November 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013.)
Although the Winter Plan passed by a majority vote, some (including Scott McNeilly, an attorney with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless) voted against it. Why? Last week, Mr. McNeilly wrote an insightful blog post about why he was against the plan and the ramifications the plan (and budget constraints) may have on the homeless guests served by DC-area charities such as Miriam's Kitchen.
This article underlines the importance of all of us working together to ensure homeless receive the support they need to survive. Click here to read Mr. McNeilly's post, "DC's Plan for Shelter: Planning to Fail."