Northern Virginia Could Receive Shelter For Unaccompanied Children

August 7, 2019

The federal government is targeting Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties to build a shelter for unaccompanied children. 

The Northern Virginia facility will house about 440 children for up to 15 years, according to a pre-solicitation notice the General Services Administration shared. 

Bedrooms and sleeping areas, child bathrooms, classrooms, medical and dining spaces, and administrative and support offices will all be part of the space, the notice says. 

The facility would host children 17 and under who are unaccompanied by their parents and don’t have “lawful immigration status” in the U.S., according to GSA. It must be about 110,000 square feet and include 280 parking spaces. 

Bids for the facility are due Tuesday. 

There are currently similar shelters in Bristow and Staunton, Virginia. 

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