Resident Services Program

Organization: Housing Up

We provide resident services to 150 homeless and low-income families, most of whom earn less than 30% of area median income (AMI), living in three of our affordable housing developments: Webster Gardens, Fort View Apartments and Weinberg Commons. While families living in our affordable housing properties are no longer experiencing homelessness, they still benefit from resources that strengthen their families, increase their financial independence and ensure that they do not become homeless in the future.

Housing Up’s resident services team provides programming in five categories: Health and Wellness, Employment, Community Building, Tenant Education and Youth Enrichment. Our resident services manager and coordinators work on-site at our properties to implement programming and services such as tutoring, one-on-one mentoring for education and career development, college application assistance, community gardens, HIV screenings, community events for the holidays, and special classes, like yoga and cooking, taught by qualified volunteers. Our youth enrichment services include a weekly tutoring program, character development, arts education and computer literacy. These services give children and young adults a greater chance of success in high school and college. The goal of the program is to increase the independence and stability of the families we serve.

Quality housing combined with supportive services has proven to be effective in combating homelessness and enabling low-income families to live independent lives. Housing Up has successfully provided this important combination of housing and services for more than 25 years.
Service Category: Legal Housing Advice
Application: Families experiencing homelessness should contact the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center (VW) at (202) 526-0017 or visit them at 920 Rhode Island Avenue NE, DC to be referred to serivces.