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The Partnership to End Homelessness, led by the Greater Washington Community Foundation and the District Government’s Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH), brings together the public and private sectors to advance effective and innovative solutions to ensure homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring in DC.

Why Now

Washington, DC is a prosperous, vibrant place to live. Yet, stable housing remains out of reach for far too many people. Our region’s rising housing costs continue to outpace local incomes. The shortage of affordable housing is preventing many of our neighbors from participating in the region’s economic growth.

Many of us know someone—a cousin who unexpectedly lost a job, a friend who is a survivor of domestic violence, an employee with escalating healthcare costs—who is teetering on an edge so thin that any unforeseen event, expense, or challenge can result in homelessness. This can have devastating effects on their health, job security, academic performance, and family stability.

The need for more safe, stable and affordable housing In Washington, dc has never been greater.

Homelessness is solvable and we know that the solution is housing. The District has made significant investments in strategies that are making real progress. But there is still more work to be done and local government cannot do it alone. We believe there is an immediate opportunity to capitalize on the city’s momentum by aligning public and private sector resources and strategies to accelerate our community’s response and ensure all DC residents have a safe, stable place to call home.

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Our Strategy to Accelerate Progress

The Greater Washington Community Foundation has teamed up with the District Government’s Interagency Council on Homelessness to launch the public-private Partnership to End Homelessness in DC. Together, we aim to increase the supply of deeply affordable and supportive housing and to help our neighbors transition from shelters to homes, so they can lead healthy, productive lives.