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.

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Join us next week on 5/19 at our interactive Seat at the Table event! We’re excited to share how you’ve helped make it p...
05/11/2021
Join us for "A Seat at the Table with Housing Up" - Housing Up

Join us next week on 5/19 at our interactive Seat at the Table event! We’re excited to share how you’ve helped make it possible for us to show up for our families during the pandemic, and our plans to continue our mission of ending homelessness. Register here: https://housingup.org/join-us-for-a-seat-at-the-table-with-housing-up/

Join us for our first “Seat at the Table with Housing Up” virtual event on Wednesday, May 19 at 11 [...]Read More...

The National Women's Law Center found that 165,000 women dropped out the of the labor force in April. Women will need 28...
05/10/2021

The National Women's Law Center found that 165,000 women dropped out the of the labor force in April. Women will need 28 straight months of job gains to recover the over 4.5 net jobs they have lost since February 2020. Read the report:https://nwlc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/April-Jobs-Day-Final-2.pdf

The National Women's Law Center found that 165,000 women dropped out the of the labor force in April. Women will need 28 straight months of job gains to recover the over 4.5 net jobs they have lost since February 2020. Read the report:https://nwlc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/April-Jobs-Day-Final-2.pdf

DC’s 2021 Point-in-Time Count showed that individual & family homelessness has decreased, but the rate of chronic homele...
05/07/2021
Homelessness In DC - The Community Partnership

DC’s 2021 Point-in-Time Count showed that individual & family homelessness has decreased, but the rate of chronic homelessness has increased overall. We must continue investing in deeply affordable housing & supportive services for families, seniors, and single adults. https://community-partnership.org/homelessness-in-dc/

The number of people experiencing homelessness in the District of Columbia has decreased nearly 20 percent. While the public health emergency has had an impact on system inflow, investments in prevention, housing, and creating more efficient programs are having an impact. On any given night there ar...

In withdrawing the proposal restricting transgender people in homeless shelters, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban De...
05/05/2021
Biden administration withdraws Trump-era proposal to allow homeless shelters to discriminate against transgender people

In withdrawing the proposal restricting transgender people in homeless shelters, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development takes a stride toward supporting the safety and dignity of all. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/04/22/transgender-homeless-shelters-biden-trump/

HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge reverses yet another Trump attempt to roll back civil rights protections

On Wednesday, 5/19, we’re hosting our first “Seat at the Table” event! Join our CEO & VP of Programs  (virtually) to lea...
05/03/2021
Join us for "A Seat at the Table with Housing Up" - Housing Up

On Wednesday, 5/19, we’re hosting our first “Seat at the Table” event! Join our CEO & VP of Programs (virtually) to learn how we’ve navigated the COVID-19 crisis with our families & what we’re doing to remain committed to our mission of ending homelessness in DC. Free registration here: https://housingup.org/2021/05/03/join-us-for-a-seat-at-the-table-with-housing-up/

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Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America is a timely explorati...
04/30/2021

Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America is a timely exploration of how racial segregation in cities across America is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state and federal levels. #WhatWereReading

Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America is a timely exploration of how racial segregation in cities across America is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state and federal levels. #WhatWereReading

People of color are most harmed by the housing crisis. #TheAmericanJobsPlan can advance racial equity by investing in re...
04/29/2021

People of color are most harmed by the housing crisis. #TheAmericanJobsPlan can advance racial equity by investing in rental assistance, public housing, and the Housing Trust Fund! Urge your Senators to support the #HoUSED campaign priorities: https://tinyurl.com/sdwv3rne

People of color are most harmed by the housing crisis. #TheAmericanJobsPlan can advance racial equity by investing in rental assistance, public housing, and the Housing Trust Fund! Urge your Senators to support the #HoUSED campaign priorities: https://tinyurl.com/sdwv3rne

We're holding space for the Miriam's Kitchen & Pathways to Housing DC communities as they mourn the loss of Rhonda Whita...
04/28/2021
Two Homeless Advocates Killed By Driver At Hains Point | DCist

We're holding space for the Miriam's Kitchen & Pathways to Housing DC communities as they mourn the loss of Rhonda Whitaker & Waldon Adams, two tireless advocates for ending homelessness in DC. We will honor them by showing up for our unhoused neighbors everyday. https://dcist.com/story/21/04/27/everyones-numb-and-devastated-two-homeless-advocates-killed-by-driver-at-hains-point/

Waldon Adams, 60, and Rhonda Whitaker, 55, both experienced homelessness — and later turned to helping others find their way back to housing.

Thanks to our friends at Hola Cultura DC  for hosting a virtual event with families at Webster Gardens and Fort View apa...
04/28/2021

Thanks to our friends at Hola Cultura DC for hosting a virtual event with families at Webster Gardens and Fort View apartments this month! The event brought our Spanish-first residents together and showcased a few of the many talented local Latinx artists, poets and educators here in DC.

Thanks to our friends at Hola Cultura DC for hosting a virtual event with families at Webster Gardens and Fort View apartments this month! The event brought our Spanish-first residents together and showcased a few of the many talented local Latinx artists, poets and educators here in DC.

Housing Up is grateful to be a 2021 Comcast  LiftZone partner! Currently, Comcast Lift Zones provide robust, free WiFi a...
04/21/2021
Comcast Announces Multiyear Effort to Roll Out 1,000+ WiFi-Connected 'Lift Zones' in Local Community Centers Nationwide

Housing Up is grateful to be a 2021 Comcast LiftZone partner! Currently, Comcast Lift Zones provide robust, free WiFi at 15 nonprofit community spaces in DC. The Lift Zones at 4 of our buildings help families access the quality internet needed for virtual learning, employment opportunities and more. Check out more on Comcast’s Lift Zone & Internet Essentials programs: https://corporate.comcast.com/press/releases/comcast-announces-1000--liftzones-in-community-centers-in-us-cities

Comcast today announced a multiyear program to launch more than 1,000 WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” in community centers nationwide.

The cause of justice is in our hands. It will take all of us, particularly those of us with privilege, to amplify the vo...
04/21/2021
The Walk For Justice Continues - Housing Up

The cause of justice is in our hands. It will take all of us, particularly those of us with privilege, to amplify the voices fighting for change. Housing Up remains committed to ending systemic racism and creating a world where all families have a chance to thrive. Yesterday’s verdict was a small step on our continued walk for justice.

Almost one year ago, we all bore witness to George Floyd’s murder at the hands of former police officer Derek [...]Read More...

Join Mayor Bowser tonight @ 6pm for a virtual kickoff for DC #EmancipationDay! Celebrated on April 16, Emancipation Day ...
04/15/2021
“From Enslavement to Statehood - Representation, Identity, and Diversity"

Join Mayor Bowser tonight @ 6pm for a virtual kickoff for DC #EmancipationDay! Celebrated on April 16, Emancipation Day recognizes April 16, 1862 when President Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed over 3,000 slaves in DC 8 months before the more widely known Emancipation Proclamation. Click link to register for tonight’s virtual panel, “From Enslavement to Statehood - Representation, Identity, and Diversity".

This panel will explore the path forward in the quest for racial equality, social justice and DC Statehood.

Our favorite event of the year, Living in the City, will take place virtually on 10.5.21 @ 7PM! LITC is our most importa...
04/15/2021
Living in the City - Housing Up

Our favorite event of the year, Living in the City, will take place virtually on 10.5.21 @ 7PM! LITC is our most important fundraiser and this year we’re excited to celebrate our generous community that keeps us going during these challenging times. Check out our website for more info & mark your calendars! #LITC21

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 Biden administration & US Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge moved to reinstate f...
04/14/2021
Trump gutted Obama-era housing discrimination rules. Biden’s bringing them back.

The Biden administration & US Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge moved to reinstate fair housing regulations dismantled under the previous administration. The rules in question will help enforce fair housing policies that bar discrimination based on factors that include race, color, national origin and sex. This step reflects the administration’s commitment to addressing racial inequity through housing policy. Read more:

HUD submits rules to address systemic racism and housing discrimination.

For our first #InternSpotlight, we’re highlighting our Communications & Philanthropy Intern, Stephanie Seto. As an inter...
04/13/2021
Intern Spotlight: Stephanie Seto - Housing Up

For our first #InternSpotlight, we’re highlighting our Communications & Philanthropy Intern, Stephanie Seto. As an intern, she is excited to help contribute to Housing Up’s mission of building thriving communities in DC! Read more about Stephanie:

Stephanie Seto Philanthropy & Communications Intern   What drew you to Housing Up’s internship program? I was drawn to the [...]Read More...

Thanks to everyone who joined last week’s virtual panel, COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color. Check it out at the li...
04/07/2021
COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women Of Color: A Panel Discussion

Thanks to everyone who joined last week’s virtual panel, COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color. Check it out at the link below & learn how you can support communities of color. #ICYMI

The pandemic has drastically heightened the inequities low-income women of color face, and because these injustices have existed for decades before 2020, we ...

Researchers find that housing instability is closely linked to race and geography in DC. The eviction process affects 1/...
04/07/2021
Fighting D.C.’s home eviction crisis with data

Researchers find that housing instability is closely linked to race and geography in DC. The eviction process affects 1/9 renter households in DC, mostly in majority Black and low-income communities east of the Anacostia River. Read more:

How public policy researchers are tackling this longstanding systemic injustice. (Partner Content)

TONIGHT, 6 PM: Join us for our virtual panel, “COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color.”Leaders at Center for American P...
03/31/2021
Join us for "COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color" - Housing Up

TONIGHT, 6 PM: Join us for our virtual panel, “COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color.”

Leaders at Center for American Progress, Suited for Change, DC SAFE & Housing Up will discuss the crises women of color are facing today, & what we can do about it.

See you soon! RSVP: https://housingup.org/join-us-for-covid-19-its-impact-on-women-of-color/

Join us for our virtual panel discussion, “COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color” on Weds, March 31 at [...]Read More...

Today for #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re spotlighting D.C.’s Mary Church Terrell. The daughter of former slaves, Terrell was...
03/29/2021
Mary Church Terrell

Today for #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re spotlighting D.C.’s Mary Church Terrell. The daughter of former slaves, Terrell was a teacher, activist, author, and one of @NACWC1896’s founders.

At age 86, Terrell challenged segregation in public places by protesting the John R. Thompson Restaurant in D.C. In 1953, the Supreme Court ruled that segregated eating facilities were unconstitutional, a major breakthrough in the civil rights movement. https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/mary-church-terrell

Mary Eliza Church Terrell was a well-known African American activist who championed racial equality and women’s suffrage in the late 19th and early 20th century.

This week for #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re highlighting Lucy Diggs Slowe, another incredible Black woman in D.C.’s history...
03/24/2021
Overlooked No More: Lucy Diggs Slowe, Scholar Who Persisted Against Racism and Sexism

This week for #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re highlighting Lucy Diggs Slowe, another incredible Black woman in D.C.’s history. As the first Dean of Women at Howard University, Slowe helped a generation of women transcend the disadvantages of race & sex. Her story:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/01/obituaries/lucy-diggs-slowe-overlooked.html

Impelled by her vision of the modern Black woman, Slowe nurtured a post-World War I generation at Howard University to be empowered, self-aware and globally conscious.

NEXT WEEK: Join us for our virtual event, "COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color" on 3/31 at 6 PM EST.Leaders at Cente...
03/23/2021
Join us for "COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color" - Housing Up

NEXT WEEK: Join us for our virtual event, "COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color" on 3/31 at 6 PM EST.

Leaders at Center for American Progress, Suited for Change, DC SAFE and Housing Up will discuss the intersection of homelessness, employment & domestic violence, & how we can help.

RSVP (free!) here: https://housingup.org/join-us-for-covid-19-its-impact-on-women-of-color/

Join us for our virtual panel discussion, “COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color” on Weds, March 31 at [...]Read More...

This month, we’re spotlighting local orgs serving women & girls. Washington Area Women's Foundation invests in the power...
03/23/2021
Home - Washington Area Women's Foundation Website

This month, we’re spotlighting local orgs serving women & girls. Washington Area Women's Foundation invests in the power of women and girls of color in the Washington, D.C. region. Consider supporting them in honor of #WomensHistoryMonth: https://thewomensfoundation.org

Washington Area Women’s Foundation is working to support women and girls of color in our region who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Learn about our new 'Stand Together Fund' and find out how to get involved.

The Jan. 2020 Point in Time count showed that for the first time in years, family homelessness did not improve. Though m...
03/19/2021
HUD: Growth Of Homelessness During 2020 Was 'Devastating,' Even Before The Pandemic

The Jan. 2020 Point in Time count showed that for the first time in years, family homelessness did not improve. Though many are hopeful about the housing aid within the $1.9T relief package, many are also concerned that homelessness will increase because of COVID-19. More here: https://www.npr.org/2021/03/18/978244891/hud-growth-of-homelessness-during-2020-was-devastating-even-before-the-pandemic

The annual homeless count by the Department of Housing and Urban Development shows an increase in people living outside. The 2020 numbers in the report do not reflect the impact of the pandemic.

Nannie Helen Burroughs was born to a formerly enslaved couple & she became an educator & civil rights activist. When she...
03/18/2021
Denied a teaching job for being ‘too Black,’ she started her own school — and a movement

Nannie Helen Burroughs was born to a formerly enslaved couple & she became an educator & civil rights activist. When she was turned down for a teaching job in DC, she opened her own school & dedicated her life to educating Black women. https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/02/28/nannie-helen-burroughs-black-teacher/
#WomensHistoryMonth

Nannie Helen Burroughs fought tirelessly for Black women of every shade to win the right to an education, fair wages, suffrage and a place of leadership in the country.

Join us on Wednesday, 3/31 at 6 PM EST for our panel, “COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color.” We’ll hear from leaders...
03/17/2021
Join us for "COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color" - Housing Up

Join us on Wednesday, 3/31 at 6 PM EST for our panel, “COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color.” We’ll hear from leaders at Center for American Progress, Suited for Change, DC SAFE and Housing Up to discuss the crises women of color are facing today, & what we can do about it.

RSVP (free!) here: https://housingup.org/join-us-for-covid-19-its-impact-on-women-of-color/

Join us for our virtual panel discussion, “COVID-19 & Its Impact on Women of Color” on Weds, March 31 at [...]Read More...

We’re continuing to celebrate Black women in D.C. history by highlighting Hilda Mason. Affectionately known as “D.C.’s G...
03/15/2021
"HILDA MASON — EDUCATOR, ACTIVIST AND WASHINGTON, DC'S GRANDMOTHER"

We’re continuing to celebrate Black women in D.C. history by highlighting Hilda Mason. Affectionately known as “D.C.’s Grandmother,” Mason was a teacher, Ward 4's Board of Ed. rep, & D.C. Councilmember for 21 yrs. More on her legacy: https://www.childrensdefense.org/child-watch-columns/health/2008/hilda-mason-educator-activist-and-washington-dcs-grandmother/ #WomensHistoryMonth

When I think of the many people, of all ages, who became lost or troubled where I grew up in Bennettsville, South Carolina, I also think of the pool of community co-parents and elders who were always there to help them and guide them in the right direction. Hilda Mason, teacher, civil rights activis...

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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

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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

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(202) 291-5535

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Housing Up has weekly, monthly, and one-time volunteer opportunities to work with our families. To learn more, contact our Manager of Volunteer Programs and Community Engagement, Dillon Ficca at [email protected] or at 202-291-5535 x412

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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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