Housing Up develops affordable housing and offers comprehensive support services to nearly 800 homeless and low-income families – building thriving communities and empowering families to transform their lives. Rapid re-housing for those first experiencing homelessness, permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless, and affordable rental housing for low-income, working families means a safe place to live. As a "housing first" organization, Housing Up believes that safe, affordable housing is the first and most important step on the road to independence and stability. Once families are safely housed, comprehensive services follow: job readiness and life skills training, employment and career counseling, mental health support, and youth enrichment programs such as gardening, art clubs, and tutoring. The goal is to make homelessness “rare, brief, and nonrecurring”.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 4

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 1; DC-Ward 4; DC-Ward 5; DC-Ward 6; DC-Ward 7; DC-Ward 8

Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+); All

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: Women/Girls; ; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

  • Number of families Served over the last 25 years:   Over 500 families
  • Number of families in affordable rental housing :   138 families
  • Number of families in rapid-rehousing:   186 families
  • Number of families in permanent supportive housing :   119 families
  • Number of families in transitional housing:   26 families

Awards & Recognition

-Recipient of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Award from the University of Maryland’s Colvin Institute for Real Estate Development for Weinberg Commons – 2015
-Finalist for The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management – 2015
-Named best Large Affordable Housing Project by the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers – Fort View and Webster Gardens - 2012


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Budget (FY2023)

  • The current budget for Housing Up is: $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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