City officials in Washington, D.C., said a new homeless shelter at a former George Washington University dorm will be delayed at least six months amid a lawsuit from residents of the area.
The homeless shelter at the vacant former dorm will now open in the spring or summer rather than this year, officials with the city’s Department of Human Services said Wednesday.
George Washington University sold the building, called the Aston, to the D.C. government for $27.5 million in August. The vacant former dorm is a 67,000-square-foot building at 1129 New Hampshire Avenue NW in the nation’s capital.
One reason for the shelter project’s delay is contract negotiations with a services provider for the shelter, officials told The Washington Post.
Meanwhile though, the project has not been popular with