Honoring the Black History of the DC Region

Washington, DC is rich in Black history and culture–from abolitionist Frederick Douglass to civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune to poet Langston Hughes to musicians Duke Ellington and Chuck Brown. Throughout Black History Month we celebrate the triumphs and...

Welcome WHC’s New Board Members

The Washington Housing Conservancy (WHC) is excited to welcome two new Board of Directors – Mark Joseph, PhD, Founding Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities, based out of Case Western Reserve University, and Aakash Thakkar, Chief...

Happy Holiday Season and Reflecting on the Year  

Happy Holiday Season and Reflecting on the Year As we approach the end of another remarkable year, I find myself reflecting on the incredible journey we’ve embarked upon together as a community committed to positive change in the Washington DC area. None of our...

Innovative Affordable Housing Policies in the DC Region

Innovative Affordable Housing Policies in the DC Region   America is short on housing. The U.S. lacks nearly 4 million units. The DC metro region’s share of that void comes to 320,000 units. Amid the shortage, quality housing that is affordable has moved further...

WHC’s Partnership with Esusu

WHC’s Partnership with Esusu: Helping Our Residents Secure the Building Blocks of Financial Success  As anyone with a credit card or car loan can tell you, credit history and credit scores play an oversized role in determining many factors of the average American’s...

The Link Between Affordable Housing & Educational Outcomes

The Link Between Affordable Housing and Educational Outcomes Back to school time is a reminder of how important stable and safe housing is to children’s ability to learn and ultimately to their future emotional, physical and economic success. In our knowledge-based...