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Special Initiatives

Public Restrooms Working Group

The District’s Public Restroom Working Group was created in response to the Public Restroom Facilities Installation and Promotion Act. The bill directs the District to install two standalone public restrooms. In addition to the formation of the working group, feedback will be solicited from BIDs. ANCs, and Clean Teams in addition to additional public engagement and insight from subject matter experts.

The working group includes representatives from the following agencies:

  • DC Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • DC Department of Transportation (DDOT)
  • Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)
  • DC Health
  • Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)
  • Office of the Deputy for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)
  • Department of General Services (DGS)
  • Department of Public Works (DPW)
  • DC Water

The working group will be administered by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services (DMHHS).

The working group also consists of five community members affiliated with the following organizations:

  • Miriam’s Kitchen
  • Community Connections Inc.
  • IONA Senior Services
  • Unity Healthcare
  • DowntownDC BID

Legislation can be found on LIMS.

Report: The report was transmitted to DC Council on Friday, April 23rd 2021. Pursuant to the legislation, a working group comprised of members from DC Government agencies and five community members. The group will work with community members and other experts to formalize recommendations and transmit them to the Mayor.


Agenda - September 23, 2021

Agenda- August 19, 2021

Meeting Minutes:

June 17, 2021 Meeting Minutes

July 22, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Press Releases:

June 30, 2021 Press Release 

Age-Friendly DC


Age-Friendly DC is a coordinated, comprehensive and collective-action effort with goal of ensuring all DC residents are active, connected, healthy, engaged and happy in their environment. It is an overarching policy and community engagement framework, one that involves every aspect of life, from transportation, to housing, to health, to finances. The District’s Age-Friendly effort is starting with adults age 50 and older.

Olmstead Plan 

The Olmstead Plan establishes certain goals of the District to help ensure that community-based treatment is provided to persons with disabilities, when such treatment is appropriate. For an electronic copy of the Olmstead Plan please visit the Office of Disability Rights (ODR) website and read DC One Community for All.

DC General Family Shelter Replacement Plan

The existing DC General Family Shelter will be replaced by smaller, more modern and more dignified short-term family housing sites in all eight wards. Learn more about the plan here.