Fenty Wins Final Round in Court with Homeless Shelter Ruling

January 7, 2011  |  

(Washington Examiner) — Former Mayor Adrian Fenty has been vindicated by a ruling from the District’s highest court in favor of the city’s right to shut down a downtown homeless shelter, but it was decisions like the closing of the Franklin School Men’s Shelter that helped scuttle Fenty’s re-election bid. Fenty closed the shelter in September 2008 as part of a wider plan to place the homeless in apartments. Before the doors could close, however, Fenty found himself in a heated battle with the council and, soon after, a group of plaintiffs.

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