About Washington Interfaith Network
Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), founded in 1996, is a broad-based, multi-racial, multi-faith, strictly non-partisan, District-wide citizens’ power organization, rooted in local congregations and associations. WIN is committed to training and developing neighborhood leaders, to addressing community issues, and to holding elected and corporate officials accountable in Washington, DC.
WIN seeks to create long-term power through a broad and united front of organized institutions, organized people, and organized money–acting consistently and persistently for change on multiple issues at the neighborhood, regional, national, and city-wide levels. WIN engages leaders across the divides of race, culture, income, faith, and neighborhood in order to initiate public action on their issues (e.g. affordable housing, public safety, youth, etc.) and to partner with and hold the government and corporate sectors accountable for addressing these issues.
Over the past 20 years, WIN has organized to protect over 500 affordable apartments from being torn down or converted to condominiums, has demanded that the District turn over public land to build 172 Nehemiah homes for working families to purchase, and has been responsible for building 305 affordable rental apartments for families and seniors. WIN also organized the historic Neighborhoods First campaign that increased voter turnout in key neighborhoods by as much as 20% and as a result successfully fought for an won $120 Million in neighborhood investment to rebuild libraries, parks, community centers in targeted neighborhoods that were being left behind.