The Washington Post has published an opinion piece by Jack Brown, chairman and chief executive of CORE DC, as well as the founder and chief executive of CORE Services Group. CORE DC was recently awarded a contract from the federal Bureau of Prisons to open a new men’s halfway house for DC returning citizens. Currently, there is no facility in DC since the closing earlier this year of Hope Village. In the article, Brown cites NIMBYism causing delays in getting the new facility open as quickly as possible.
As Brown writes: “We were supposed to be up and running this fall, but regrettably, our plans have run into not-in-my-backyard opposition, including a last-minute attempt by Advisory Neighborhood Commission 7F to designate the property we intend to use as a historic landmark.”