Why a Fund is Crucial in the District of Columbia
The District of Columbia is facing a severe shortage of affordable housing and a shortage of landlords willing to lease affordable units to households with histories of homelessness. Without more housing units accessible to these households, it will be extremely challenging for the District to match the households with available apartment units that meet their needs—resulting in longer stays in shelter and fewer exits to permanent housing.
The District of Columbia has undertaken the following initiatives to achieve the goals of the District’s Strategic Plan to End Homelessness (Homeward DC). Through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Emergency Housing Vouchers Program (EHV) as well as the Coordinated Assistance and Resources for Encampments Pilot (CARE) program were established in efforts to expand supports to the current District of Columbia’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness (TCP) funded programs. The Landlord Partnership Fund provides financial support to landlords who lease units in the District as a means to facilitate housing solutions for residents.
Download a PDF Fact Sheet about the Landlord Partnership Fund.