Why would Carpenter’s Shelter go through all of this? Isn’t their current building sufficient?

The decision to redevelop was made after careful deliberation by the Board of Directors and staff of Carpenter’s Shelter. Rooted in the belief that homelessness is a lack of affordable housing, Carpenter’s Shelter works hard to help our residents return to permanent housing in the community. To have a new shelter as well as 97 more affordable units in the City of Alexandria’s housing stock will create a benefit for those served by Carpenter’s Shelter.