Housing Program

Washington DC has the highest per capita rate of homelessness in the country, with more than 15,000 people experiencing homelessness over the course of a typical year. The number of homeless families in DC increased by 103% between 2009 and 2017 and is continuing to grow. DC is the second least affordable housing jurisdiction in the country with a deficit of 27,737 affordable and available housing units for people who are extremely low income. There are currently 41,000 households on the wait list for the DC Housing Authority’s Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs and the wait time can be up to 20 years. 

Mary House’s primary focus is its housing program. We serve up to 50 immigrant and refugee families by providing transitional housing for those in crisis. Over the course of 35 years, Mary House has provided housing thousands of families. While we primarly serve Central American families, we have had the opportunity to serve families from at least 20 other countries across the world. We serve a diverse group of families, from single mothers to grandparents and grandchildren. What binds the program is that all families share the desire to become the strongest parents possible and to provide a safe and secure environment for their children.

Each family works with a Mary House family advocate towards achieving certain goals during their time with us. Whether its looking to secure stable employment, pursue an education or address medical issues, our families are provided with a network of support that is dedicated to ensuring their needs are met.

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