Housing Up

Housing Up Housing Up: Housing Families, Transforming Lives Housing Up is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing and support services to more than 700 homeless and at-risk families in DC.
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Housing Up provides permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing and affordable housing to families so that they can transform their lives.

Mission: Housing Up's mission is to provide families with stable housing, so they can transform their lives. We pair our housing options with comprehensive support services like family therapy and employment counseling. Housing Up's case management services concentrate on life skills and helping families assess how they advance by taking one step at a time. Families set their own goals and achieve those goals through hard work and determination.

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Our 2020 Back to School Drive was a huge success! Thanks to our amazing supporters, we raised over $17,000 and distribut...
09/24/2020
Thank you for our most successful Back to School Drive yet! - Housing Up

Our 2020 Back to School Drive was a huge success! Thanks to our amazing supporters, we raised over $17,000 and distributed 340 tablets & 352 backpacks with school supplies to the students in our programs. Read more about your impact here: https://housingup.org/2020/09/14/thank-you-for-our-most-successful-back-to-school-drive-yet/

Our community raised more than $17,000, which allowed us to distribute 340 tablets and 352 backpacks with school supplies.

It's #NationalVoterRegistrationDay! With so much at stake this election, it's important we all make our voices heard. Ta...
09/22/2020
National Voter Registration Day

It's #NationalVoterRegistrationDay! With so much at stake this election, it's important we all make our voices heard. Take 30 seconds to register to vote or check your registration status here: https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org #VoteReady

National Voter Registration Day is a holiday celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of every September. It's goal is to focus attention on the importance of registering to vote and voting in our

The 2020 election will be the first time that Hispanics are the largest racial & ethnic group in the electorate, account...
09/22/2020
Key facts about U.S. Latinos for National Hispanic Heritage Month

The 2020 election will be the first time that Hispanics are the largest racial & ethnic group in the electorate, accounting for more than 13% of eligible voters. Read more about the US's Hispanic population below. #HispanicHeritageMonth #Vote2020 https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/09/10/key-facts-about-u-s-latinos-for-national-hispanic-heritage-month/

Here are some key facts for Hispanic Heritage Month about the United States' Latino population by age, geography and origin groups.

Our most important fundraiser of the year, Living in the City, will be held virtually on October 5! We can't wait to cel...
09/14/2020
Living in the City 2020

Our most important fundraiser of the year, Living in the City, will be held virtually on October 5! We can't wait to celebrate our 30 years of service with our amazing community. Register and learn more about sponsorship opportunities here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-in-the-city-2020-tickets-111861595042

Living in the City 2020 will celebrate our 30 years of service to low-income DC families & our amazing community that makes it all possible.

DC Department of Housing and Community Development survey: 56% of affordable housing providers received increased rent r...
09/07/2020
Living in the City 2020 - Housing Up

DC Department of Housing and Community Development survey: 56% of affordable housing providers received increased rent relief requests in May due to COVID-19.

This is just one reason why supporting housing orgs is crucial during this time. Join our virtual benefit on Oct. 5 to learn more, & get involved here! https://housingup.org/litc/

Our annual benefit, Living in the City, will be a celebration of Housing Up's thirty years and the powerful transformations our families have achieved.

The Urban Institute launched the Emergency Rental Assistance Priority Index, which estimates the need for housing assist...
09/02/2020
Where to Prioritize Emergency Rental Assistance to Keep Renters in Their Homes

The Urban Institute launched the Emergency Rental Assistance Priority Index, which estimates the need for housing assistance in a census tract by measuring the prevalence of low-income renters at risk of experiencing housing instability & homelessness: https://www.urban.org/features/where-prioritize-emergency-rental-assistance-keep-renters-their-homes

Mapping Neighborhoods Where Low-income Renters Face Greater Risks of Housing Instability and Homelessness to Inform an Equitable COVID-19 Response ,

For this week’s #StaffSpotlight, we’re highlighting our Manager of Community Events & Volunteer Programs, Dillon Ficca! ...
08/31/2020
Staff Spotlight: Dillon Ficca - Housing Up

For this week’s #StaffSpotlight, we’re highlighting our Manager of Community Events & Volunteer Programs, Dillon Ficca! By creating community-driven solutions with community members themselves, Dillon believes ending homelessness in DC is truly possible. https://housingup.org/2020/08/19/staff-spotlight-dillon-ficca/

Dillon Ficca Manager of Community Events & Volunteer Programs   Where were you before Housing Up? I graduated with a [...]Read More...

We're excited to announce Housing Up was awarded funding that will allow us to continue to support the 700+ families we ...
08/26/2020
Housing Up Awarded DHCD Funding for COVID-19 Support - Housing Up

We're excited to announce Housing Up was awarded funding that will allow us to continue to support the 700+ families we serve throughout the COVID-19 crisis. We're so grateful for DC Department of Housing and Community Development & Mayor Bowser's dedication to building a stronger, more equitable DC for all.
https://housingup.org/2020/08/26/housing-up-awarded-dhcd-funding-for-covid-19-support/

On Wednesday, August 26, Mayor Bowser and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced that Housing Up, along [...]Read More...

We know that building thriving communities starts with more social services, more opportunities, and less policing. As w...
08/25/2020
Statement by Patrisse Cullors, Executive Director, Black Lives Matter Global Network on the Attempted Murder of Jacob Blake - Black Lives Matter

We know that building thriving communities starts with more social services, more opportunities, and less policing. As we find ourselves uniting in defense of Black lives again, we must recommit to investing in our communities, holding elected officials accountable and saying their names – because #JacobBlake's life matters.
https://blacklivesmatter.com/statement-by-patrisse-cullors-executive-director-black-lives-matter-global-network-on-the-attempted-murder-of-jacob-blake/

We are grieved by Jacob's attempted murder and outraged that even after the global watershed of protest following the death of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Jayne Thompson in close succession, we have found ourselves here, again, demanding justice for the excessive us...

DC Public School students start #virtualeducation next week, and we need your help to ensure they have what they need to...
08/24/2020
Back to School Drive is Here! - Housing Up

DC Public School students start #virtualeducation next week, and we need your help to ensure they have what they need to make this fall a success. Check out our Back to School Drive and learn how you can help bridge the digital divide for our families: https://housingup.org/2020/06/18/back-to-school-drive-is-here/

Your involvement in this year's Drive will make a significant impact on closing the digital divide for DC's underserved families. Can we count on you?

We had a fantastic time with Howard University​ students during HU Day of Service today! We're so grateful for these #vo...
08/21/2020
Worth Fighting For: Housing Up Takes Part in Howard’s Day of Service - Housing Up

We had a fantastic time with Howard University​ students during HU Day of Service today! We're so grateful for these #volunteers' support in furthering our mission of building thriving communities in DC. #endhomelessness #HUDOS2020
https://housingup.org/2020/08/21/worth-fighting-for-housing-up-takes-part-in-howards-day-of-service/

On Friday, August 21, Housing Up participated in Howard University’s 2020 Day of Service, which included virtual service-learning and volunteer [...]Read More...

Our most important fundraiser of the year, Living in the City, will be held virtually on October 5! We’re grateful all o...
08/11/2020
Living in the City 2020

Our most important fundraiser of the year, Living in the City, will be held virtually on October 5! We’re grateful all our supporters - near and far - will be able to celebrate our 30th year of service with us. Register and learn more about sponsorship opportunities here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-in-the-city-2020-tickets-111861595042

Living in the City 2020 will celebrate our 30 years of service to low-income DC families & our amazing community that makes it all possible.

"In the District, Black residents make up nearly 48% of the general population, but 88% of people experiencing homelessn...
08/11/2020
Addressing The Link Between Racism And Homelessness In DC | DCist

"In the District, Black residents make up nearly 48% of the general population, but 88% of people experiencing homelessness. To many working to end homelessness, systemic racism is part and parcel to chronic homelessness."
https://dcist.com/story/20/08/06/dc-homelessness-racism-housing-black-lives-matter-protests/?fbclid=IwAR2oSuJJXJyF7avYZ_dNCX4palIWmQtajGqoIgr22Xj9Kp3KzFVs7rMbPTA

The effects of systemic racism ripple across housing, criminal justice, and more.

For this week’s #StaffSpotlight, we’re highlighting our new Rapid Re-Housing case manager, Katherinne! She believes ever...
07/22/2020
Staff Spotlight: Katherinne Pineda-Espadero - Housing Up

For this week’s #StaffSpotlight, we’re highlighting our new Rapid Re-Housing case manager, Katherinne! She believes everyone should have the opportunities and tools to create a stable home. Read more about the amazing ways she plans to serve Housing Up families: https://housingup.org/2020/06/29/staff-spotlight-katherinne-pineda-espadero/

Katherinne Pineda-Espadero Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager   Where were you before Housing Up? This year, I graduated from the University [...]Read More...

Have you reserved your spot at Living in the City yet? We can’t wait to see you and your friends virtually on October 5!...
07/21/2020
Living in the City 2020 - Housing Up

Have you reserved your spot at Living in the City yet? We can’t wait to see you and your friends virtually on October 5! Register and learn more about sponsorship opportunities here: https://housingup.org/litc/

Our annual benefit, Living in the City, will be a celebration of Housing Up's thirty years and the powerful transformations our families have achieved.

Address

1322 Main Drive, NW
Washington D.C., DC
20012

Take an S bus (S2, S4, S9, etc.) from Columbia Heights or Silver Spring Metro stations

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(202) 291-5535

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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.

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