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Tucked away in D.C.’s section of the Senate’s draft budget is something homeless advocates have been waiting on for a long time: Enough money to finally replace the recently-closed La Casa shelter in Columbia Heights with a single room occupancy facility to house homeless men. Department of Human Services official Laura Zeilinger confirms that part of the $10 million line item for “permanent supportive housing”—down from $17.2 million allocated last year for the same purpose—will fill out La Casa’s construction budget, though she doesn’t expect a groundbreaking until 2012.