Washington, DC, witnesses a monumental stride in the fight against homelessness with the recent inauguration of Roberts Residences at 1515 North Capitol Street NE. The initiative, brought to life by the DC-based nonprofit SOME (So Others Might Eat) and a handful of partners, is more than a building — it’s a comprehensive haven offering 139 modern units, extensive amenities, and a commitment to sustainability, standing tall as Ward 5’s most substantial structure. The residences, officially opened on October 12, 2023, signify more than mere accommodation; they promise a brighter, more stable future for many of DC’s residents in need.
The project’s success stems from the collective efforts of numerous stakeholders, including Clark Construction and various DC departments and financial agencies. Their collaboration has manifested in a building that not only provides elegantly furnished, comfortable living spaces but also ensures residents’ easy access to crucial services, located just blocks from SOME’s main campus. The Roberts Residences also proudly adhere to the Enterprise Green Community Standards, emphasizing the project’s dedication to environmental sustainability and the well-being of its inhabitants.
While the opening ceremony has concluded, the journey for the Roberts Residences is just commencing. The building represents a beacon of community, stability, and hope, serving as a potent reminder of the remarkable outcomes achievable when entities unite for a common humanitarian cause. Through this venture, SOME reaffirms its unwavering commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness, contributing to a healthier, more secure future for all within the nation’s capital.