Housing Up is a 501(c)(3) provider of affordable housing with comprehensive services to enable homeless and at-risk families make transformational changes in their lives. Housing Up was founded in 1990 in the District of Columbia as a homeless services organization. After 26 years in operation, Housing Up serves more than 600 low-income families through a variety of housing programs. Housing Up's headquarters is located in the Brightwood (Ward 4) neighborhood of Northwest DC.
Housing Up Development, an affiliate of Housing Up, is a non-profit affordable housing developer, founded in 2005. Housing Up Development's mission is to create affordable housing in the Washington metropolitan area to serve the needs of very-low to moderate-income households. In 2011, Housing Up completed development of 114 affordable rental units in two historic garden apartment properties, Fort View and Webster Gardens, located in Ward 4. In 2015, Housing Up completed Weinberg Commons, a 36-unit development that is the first multi-family, retrofit Passive House project in the United States. Housing Up has established itself as an experienced developer eligible for the multiple sources of commercial and public debt and equity financing available to nonprofit developers in DC. Housing Up has an existing portfolio of five properties, with an additional three properties in development.