Apparently DHS Director Clarence Carter‘s confusing-as-hell letter to homeless advocates did little to settle the issue of just how much money will be cut from the homeless services budget. Homeless service providers will be holding a press conference at 11 a.m. on the steps of the Wilson Building to address the looming cuts and perhaps Carter’s sloppy management of the budget shortfall.
Organizers preview the talking points in a press release:
“A coalition of homeless services providers, advocates and homeless individuals will hold a press conference to share new information on the impacts of the recently-announced budget cut for homeless services in the District of Columbia. They are calling on the Fenty administration to commit to full-year funding, rather than funding for only the five-month hypothermia season. They note that the funds are available in a federal block grant but have been diverted to other programs.”