We've all read about the need: skyrocketing rents, families at risk of losing their homes (or in shelters with no homes to lose), children at risk for low academic performance. Hope and a Home is changing that story. Working with 224 homeless individuals across three programs – Transitional Housing, Independent Housing, and Higher Education – it offers reduced rental rates, moving assistance, financial literacy training, and savings plans, so that families can clear up credit, save money, retain their independent housing (94% do), and steadily grow their incomes. Supported by dedicated volunteer mentors and tutors, Higher Education provides assessment and advocacy services for some 120 children in 62 families in the program. And the results speak for themselves: last year, every high school senior graduated and continued on to post-secondary education. Isn’t that a record you want to support?

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide

Age Groups Served: All

Ethnic Groups Served: African American

Awards & Recognition

Temple Sinai Social Justice Committee Award 2008 and 2009
Holy Trinity Social Justice Committee Award 2007-2009
Locan Circle Civic Association Award 2006


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Budget (FY2013)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for Hope and a Home is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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