D.C. Law 22-73. Homeless Shelter Replacement Temporary Amendment Act of 2018.


To amend, on a temporary 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 Temporary Amendment Act of 2018".

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 also 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.

(a) 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), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.

(b) This act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.

Law Information


  • D.C. Law 22-73 (PDF)
  • D.C. Act 22-244 (PDF)
  • 65 DCR 1370


Mar. 28, 2018

Legislative History

Law 22-73, the “Homeless Shelter Replacement Temporary Amendment Act of 2018,” was introduced in the Council and assigned Bill No. 22-634 which was retained by the Council. The bill was adopted on first and second readings on Dec. 19, 2017, and Jan. 9, 2018, respectively. After mayoral review, it was assigned Act No. 22-244 on Jan. 31, 2018, and transmitted to Congress for its review. D.C. Law 22-73 became effective Mar. 28, 2018.