On Our Way to 1,000 Units of Affordable Housing

February 1, 2017

In 2005 SOME launched our Affordable Housing Initiative with a goal of creating 1,000 new housing units for homeless families and individuals in the District, building on the 250 units we already had in place. Under the leadership of Initiative Chair Bill Conway, we currently have 706 units either completed or under development. And we have more planned!

Currently, SOME is developing a 320,000-square-foot site on Benning Road, NE that will provide 202 units of affordable housing, job training and healthcare–all under one roof. As of this writing, The Conway Center has three levels of underground parking completed and we are now building above ground with the third floor framed and concrete poured. Keep track of The Conway Center’s progress.

conway-center-300x160.jpgCapital Campaign Progress: We have raised more than $18 million towards our Building Hope Capital Campaign goal of $20 million to develop this unique facility. Please contact Chief Development Officer Linda Parisi at 202.292.4413 or [email protected] if you have questions or would like to donate. There are many naming opportunities still available!

In December 2016, SOME began construction to rehabilitate Altamont Place, which will provide 38 units of affordable, supportive housing for homeless and extremely low-income men and women, bringing us even closer to our goal of 1,000 units. Altamont is scheduled to be completed by July 2017.


SOME has additional affordable housing projects in the pipeline. Our project at Spring Road will eventually house 37 families, while our project on the Walter Reed campus will be dedicated to senior housing.

Stay tuned for updates!