We've all read about the need: skyrocketing rents, families at risk of losing their homes (or in shelters with no home to lose), children at risk for low academic performance. Hope and a Home is rewriting the story. Last year, its Transitional Housing Program served 26 families, providing housing at one-sixth the current rental rate, and preparing them for private market rent through financial literacy training, savings plans, and moving assistance. Its Higher Education For All program provided education assessment and advocacy services for 134 children in 59 families. The program was supported by volunteer mentors and tutors who dedicated their time and talent to provide quality out-of-school enrichment to their students. The results speak for themselves: in recent years, 90% of graduates have achieved self-sufficiency Ė clearing up their credit, saving money, and advancing their careers as they obtain new jobs or promotions. Last year, every high school senior graduated and continued on to post-secondary education. Isnít 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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