• WHY OUR WORK MATTERS

    This year, at our annual benefit Living in the City, we debuted a new video, “Why Our Work Matters”. The video features two of our board members, Iyon Johnson and Rene Petaway. Both Iyon and Rene have experienced homelessness, but found housing stability through Housing Up. Their stories are inspirations to us all and proof […]

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  • HOUSING UP ON NBCNEWS.COM

    Yesterday, our VP of Programs, Courtney Hall, spoke with Erik Ortiz of NBCNews.com about a new proposal from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This proposal would raise rents for millions of low-income individuals and families. For those living in cities with expensive rental markets, like Washington, DC, “the rental increase could […]

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  • THANKS FOR A SUCCESSFUL LIVING IN THE CITY!

    Thank you for making our 2018 Living in the City a great success! Held on May 30, 2018 at District Architecture Center, Living in the City 2018 brought 150 of our partners and supporters to celebrate our families. Because of you, we raised more than $100,000, which will enable us to continue our mission of […]

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  • JOIN HOUSING UP’S ASSOCIATE BOARD!

    Are you a young professional (aged 22-35) looking to improve your community while also gaining important professional development skills and building your resume? Then, Housing Up’s Associate Board is for you. The Associate Board supports Housing Up’s mission and goals while building professional skills and growing as community leaders. Associate Board members contribute their talents […]

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  • WE SUPPORT DC’S HOUSING PRODUCTION TRUST FUND

    On March 20th, the Office of the DC Auditor released its report on the DC Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) management and oversight of the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF). Established in 1998, the Housing Production Trust Fund provides crucial gap financing for projects affordable to low and moderate income households. The HPTF […]

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  • LIVING IN THE CITY 2018!

    Housing Up has kicked off preparations for our annual benefit, Living in the City! Living in the City is our most important fundraising event of the year, and brings together our supporters to raise money and celebrate the families we serve. Living in the City 2018 will take place on May 30th at District Architecture […]

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  • TAX REFORM & AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    On February 15, 2018, we hosted a conversation with funders and community partners to discuss the impacts of tax reform on affordable housing development. Check out our President & CEO, Phil Hecht, and Board Chair Emeritus, Kimball Griffith, as they offer their thoughts on the current housing landscape and how housing development might change in […]

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  • 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

    We’re excited to share our 2016 annual report. In the report, you’ll find highlights of our accomplishments and projects from 2016, and the important milestones we were able to reach thanks to our generous supporters. Please enjoy! To download and print the report, please click here.

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  • FORGING AHEAD AT WALTER REED THANKS TO TD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

    We’re excited to announce that Housing Up is a recipient of the TD Charitable Foundation’s 2017 Housing for Everyone Housing for All grant. This year’s competition drew more than 300 applications; Housing Up is one of 25 outstanding organizations that received $125,000 each to preserve affordable housing in their communities. Award winners from Maine to Florida received a total of […]

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  • RAPID RE-HOUSING PROGRAM EXPANSION

    We are pleased to announce the expansion of our rapid re-housing program, effective October 1, 2017. Housing Up now has the capacity to serve an additional 120 families in rapid re-housing, bringing our current capacity to 265 families. Our rapid re-housing expansion is in response to the high demand of services for families experiencing homelessness. […]

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