Almost seven people for every 1,000 residents in DC experience homelessness — more than three times the national average. Having empowered hundreds of families to achieve self-sufficiency since its founding, Hope and a Home's multi-phased program addresses the root causes of homelessness, which disproportionately impacts households of color. Transitional Housing provides people in need of immediate necessities with reduced rental rates, financial counseling, career training, healthy meals, and individualized case management over three years. Families who graduate into Independent Housing continue to receive long-term and open-ended support so that they can clear up credit, save money, retain independent housing (90% do), and steadily grow their incomes. Through the Higher Education Program's two-generation approach, families are supplied with laptops and books, college prep courses, scholarships, and student debt assistance. Your support can help another 62 families transition from homelessness to independence this year.