Housing Families, Transforming Lives
In 1990, a group of Christ Lutheran Church volunteers came together to help families get into safe and stable housing by buying an apartment building on the corner of Georgia Ave and Kennedy St NW. This building housed 13 families and was named Partner Arms 1, and this group of volunteers founded the Transitional Housing Corporation. After 28 years and a name change, we have grown substantially, now serving nearly 600 families across a continuum of housing options.
Housing Up provides a variety of comprehensive support services to help transition families from homelessness to housing and economic stability once families are safely housed, so that the parents and children in our program can make transformational changes in their own lives. Thanks to our proven success of housing and supporting families, Housing Up plays a critical role in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to end homelessness in the District, with the goal of making family homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring by 2020.