Housing Up’s transitional housing program currently serves 26 families at two apartment buildings in Washington, DC. Transitional housing was developed to provide temporary housing stability and intensive services in a focused, supportive environment to prepare families coming out of shelter for permanent housing placements.
As affordable housing has become increasingly scarce in the District, we have recognized the importance of permanent housing as the most effective way to end chronic family homelessness. Our focus, in alignment with DC and federal government strategic plans, has shifted away from transitional housing to more permanent housing solutions. We are in the process of converting our current transitional housing properties to permanent supportive housing programs, to better serve families experiencing homelessness.
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