Housing Services

Organization: Housing Up

Our Housing Services team offers housing counseling services to all families in our permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing programs to assist them in accessing and maintaining stable housing for their families. While most homeless services agencies provide housing counseling through case management, our dedicated Housing Services team provides specialized, direct services to our families separate from case management.

Through formal and informal assessment strategies, Housing Up’s housing coordinators evaluate families’ barriers to housing and develop housing plans that take families’ needs and goals into consideration. Housing coordinators identify new rental units for families, negotiate leasing agreements with landlords and oversee travel arrangements for families moving into a new apartment.

The Housing Services team supports families throughout the housing process, including:

Housing Assessment and Planning
Housing Search Assistance
Lease-Up and Move-in Assistance
Once families are stably housed, the team provides ongoing education and training to help families maintain stable housing. Key areas of education include basic apartment maintenance, household management and credit repair.
Service Category: Housing Legal
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.