• WELCOME JULIA MORAN MORTON, VP OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    We’re pleased to introduce Julia Moran Morton as our  new Vice President of Affordable Housing. Julia will lead our affordable housing team, comprised of Senior Project Manager Emily Oliver and Project Intern Dawit Beru. Julia has decades of experience in residential and affordable housing development in Washington DC, New York, Annapolis and even the British West Indies. Julia has engaged […]

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  • FIVE REASONS TO ATTEND 2016′S LIVING IN THE CITY

    Living in the City is our biggest event of the year. It brings together our loyal supporters, dedicated volunteers and passionate staff to celebrate the accomplishments of our families. And, here’s why you should attend too! 1)     Help end family homelessness in DC Our vision is to end family homelessness in Washington DC by 2020 by […]

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  • THANKS TO OUR 2016 LIVING IN THE CITY SPONSORS!

    The 2016 Living in the City benefit, presented by Somerset Development, will take place on June 2 at The Event Space @ Wonder Bread Factory. Our  annual fundraiser, Living in the City brings together dedicated supporters, THC staff and volunteers to celebrate the success of our clients over the past year. We are grateful for our 2016 sponsors, whose commitment […]

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  • RIO AND THE FAVELAS: DISPLACEMENT DURING THE 2016 OLYMPICS

    In this guest longform article, our Development Intern, Isabela Lyrio, shares her thoughts on displacement and tension in her native Brazil during the lead up to the 2016 Olympics. Isabela, who hails from São Paulo, Brazil, is a GWU senior.  On October 2nd, 2009 it was announced at the 121st IOC Session that Rio de Janeiro, […]

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  • Program Spotlight: The Rapid Re-housing Team

    On this last day of Social Work Month, we are highlighting one of THC’s, and the District’s, key programs to prevent and end homelessness – rapid re-housing. The rapid re-housing program emerged in 2009 as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), a federal stimulus bill meant to reduce the high unemployment and […]

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    Program Spotlight: The Assessment Team

    March is not only Women’s History Month, but is also Social Work Month. With that in mind, we wanted to profile our fantastic Assessment Team – a trio of experienced, dedicated women who make the critical initial contact with our families. Using the best-practice SPDAT (Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool), THC’s Assessment Team evaluates homeless […]

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  • Closing DC General, Opening a New Path Forward

    Last fall, the DC Council voted to close DC General, which houses hundreds of families experiencing homelessness in the District. Last month, Mayor Bowser released her administration’s plan for an alternative – small, community-based shelters in each of the city’s eight wards. Rather than housing families in a vast, outdated building removed from key services and resources, […]

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  • Intern Spotlight: Isabela Lyrio

    This spring, THC’s Development team welcomes intern Isabela Lyrio. Isabela, who hails from Brazil, is a senior at The George Washington University. We asked Isabela to share a little about herself and her passions. Tell us about yourself. My name is Isabela Lyrio and I am from São Paulo, Brazil. I currently study Political Science […]

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  • THC Awarded Funding to Grow Its Permanent Supportive Housing Program

    This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $1.6 billion in grants, funding more than 6,000 housing and services programs for homeless populations throughout the country. As part of this announcement, the District was awarded five new and 37 renewal projects. We are happy to announce that THC received one of […]

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  • Thoughts on DC General Closing, From Our Interns

    Our Rapid Re-Housing interns, Roman Rivilis and Sherluna Vien, share their thoughts on the Mayor’s plan to close DC General Family Shelter and open smaller, community-based shelters throughout the District.  DC General Family Shelter Closing  Aaron C. Davis recently published an article in the Washington Post that discussed the Mayor’s plan to close DC General […]

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