…Federal statutes could also prevent the city from opening a safe-use site; a provision of the National Controlled Substances Act colloquially known as the “crack house statute” prohibits individuals or organizations from maintaining or opening a place for the purpose of using a controlled substance. While New York state officials have vowed not to enforce that statute on facilities like OnPoint, D.C. faces the unique hurdle of Congressional control over its budget, which could make spending government dollars on an overdose prevention center difficult. (OnPoint is funded primarily through private dollars.)