Safe, Affordable, Transitional and
Long-term Housing for Individuals and Families

We Offer Housing for Single Adults, Families, Veterans and Senior Citizens

Over the last 30+ years, we have acquired and developed properties that address different stages of homelessness. Currently, we provide transitional and permanent housing, as well as crisis stabilization centers for those with mental illness or those experiencing abuse.

Our residents pay no more than 30% of their income in rent, and they have free access to wraparound support services, including healthcare, addiction recovery programs and employment training.


Family Housing

Housing for families, including playgrounds, community spaces and after-school programs.

Single Adult Housing

Safe, affordable, long-term housing with supportive services for single adults 18 years of age or older.

Senior Housing

Permanent, affordable housing for seniors, including emergency housing for seniors who have been abused and neglected.

Our Housing Program by the Numbers

Meeting the immediate and long-term needs of our most underserved neighbors is only possible if we know exactly how we’re measuring up to our ambitious goals. We are rigorous about data collection, and we continuously evaluate the impact of our housing services on our clients, their communities and the systems that affect their daily lives.


Residents enrolled in our affordable housing program                                                             


Families, including 309 children and 222 adults, live in our affordable housing


Residents pay their rent on-time while enrolled in our affordable housing program


Units in development for our affordable housing program                                                   

Case Management Helps Keep Our Residents on Track

To ensure our residents are making progress, they are matched with a case manager in their building. This partnership ensures early intervention if a resident is struggling. Our Rapid Re-engagement Program supports anyone working to maintain sobriety. In the case of late rental payments, we help our residents create budgets and payment plans. 

Our case managers also connect them with outside resources and social services, such as DC’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Less than 10% of our residents enter into court-monitored payment plans.


We are Creating 1,000 New Units of Housing for DC Residents

In 2005, we launched the Affordable Housing Development Initiative with a goal of creating 1,000 new units of housing for DC residents. With the recent completion and occupancy of Karin House, Anna Cooper House and the construction of 1515 North Capitol project currently underway, we have reached the initial goal of exactly 1,000 units.

To achieve our current goal of 2,000 units, we have purchased several properties for development in Deanwood, which are projected to provide up to 182 units. We are also purchasing two buildings in Woodley Park (for 23 units) and on Kansas Avenue (for 40 units). Overall, this will add 245 units of affordable housing.

Anna Cooper

Anna Cooper House

Offers 47 units of much-needed affordable housing for single adults in Ward 2.
Karin House

Karin House

Offers 41 units for senior citizens, as part of the redevelopment of the Historic Walter Reed campus.
Thea Bowman Side

Thea Bowman House

Offers nine transitional units for families preparing for homeownership or market-rate rents.

Systemic Change Requires Government Advocacy As Well As Direct Assistance

In addition to providing direct housing assistance to DC residents, we also advocate for policies and funding that benefit DC residents in need of healthcare, social services and housing. During DC’s 2022 Fiscal YearBudget negotiations, we successfully advocated for, and achieved, the following wins for our community.


Increase in the Housing Production Trust Fund, which has helped produce or preserve nearly 10,000 units of affordable housing since 2001


Increase in the Local Rent Supplement Program over a five-year period, which provides ongoing rental subsidies to help make housing more affordable to extremely low income families.


Increase in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which helps District residents earning less than 40% of the Area Median Income (AMI) who are facing housing emergencies

2,370 Units

Funded for permanent supportive housing for single adults, and 540 units funded for supportive housing for families