Housing Advocacy

CNHED believes that an ample supply and array of solutions is needed to end chronic homelessness and to sustain a continuum of housing that meets the needs of the most economically vulnerable residents of the District. CNHED supports Housing First, as well as other evidence-based models that demonstrate successful outcomes for their residents.


All District residents deserve decent, quality housing at a price they can afford. We call on District officials to invest in the housing programs that meet that need.

Working Groups & Committees

CNHED’s housing working groups are open to members and non-members dedicated to solving some of the most important housing issues facing Washington, DC. These groups are formed from key advocacy priorities identified by CNHED’s Housing Committee. Each working group is chaired by a CNHED Board member who reports the group’s strategies to the appropriate committee. To get involved please complete the online sign up form or simply stop by a meeting.

Housing Committee

Last Wednesdays
1:00 - 2:30 pm

Coordinating CNHED’s housing priorities across the Continuum of Housing and synthesizing information from all the housing-affiliated Working Groups and Projects.

Supportive Housing Working Group

3rd Tuesdays
Noon - 2:00 pm

Strengthening the capacity of members to develop and operate supportive housing and improving District processes.

Ownership Housing Working Group

1st Wednesdays
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Improving homeownership opportunities for District residents.

Support for Tenant Purchase Working Group

2nd Thursdays
10:00 am - Noon

Ensuring the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act provides meaningful and viable options for tenants and that they receive the ongoing support needed to be successful stewards of their affordable homes.

Joint Efforts

Collaboration and partnership is a necessity to strengthen the efficiencies and effectiveness of our work. In order generate a better impact for a better world, CNHED is committed to working with other organizations and advocates, both within and across sectors, to accomplish change and more equitable communities for all.

DC Preservation Network

Co-Conveners: CNHED and the NeighborhoodInfo DC, with a network of representatives from HUD, DC housing agencies, housing counseling organizations, and others.

Maintaining a database of and monitor affordable housing properties that are at-risk for conversion to market-rate; identifying changes in the status of projects, discussing strategies for how to preserve the housing, and tracking preservation successes and losses.

DC Preservation Advisory & Steering Committees

Co-Conveners: CNHED and the NeighborhoodInfo DC.

Devising policy and program improvements to implement the goals of the Affordable Housing Preservation Strategy.

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