Bayview Hill Gardens is open and rapidly moving in formerly homeless families and individuals. One resident, Dior Hall, was brought to wider attention by the PBS NewsHour, when her move from shelter to a permanent home at Bayview Hill Gardens was held up by last October's government shutdown. Upon receiving keys to the new apartment, Dior told NewsHour, "It was total happiness, exhaustion, and excitement. One of the first things that hit me when I walked through the door was a sense of responsibility. I need to pay my own bills, pay my rent."
Dior works part-time and is looking forward to her newfound stability to work more and to begin classes to be a real estate agent. "Moving here from the shelter has been a blessing and a boost," she says. "From here, I can work more and study so I can help other people."