Housing & Community

We offer a variety of different housing programs to fit the diverse needs of our client population. Below are our current offerings, that together, make up the village of N Street Village:

Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing at our flagship location provides affordable housing with embedded services to 44 individuals who are coping with mental health issues, addiction, trauma, physical health problems or other issues which require support to help them remain stably housed. Residents live in studio or shared apartments, and enjoy social and therapeutic activities provided by the Village. Hear more about Permanent Supportive Housing from resident Rosalind.

Recovery Housing

Recovery Housing is a therapeutic community program for up to 21 women with co-occurring mental illness and addiction. Women work to stabilize their mental health and recovery with the support of each other, their recovery networks and our staff. Part of the process is to document and present your autobiography. Some residents explore their personal journey as participants in our Theatre Lab Life Stories partnership. By dramatizing their personal stories women are able to find and share their remarkable stories of courage and resilience. Hear more about Recovery Housing from resident Misty.

Miriam’s House

Miriam’s House,  a Housing First model, provides permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless women who are living with HIV and AIDS. Up to 25 women live and work together on managing and improving their physical health while addressing other self-sufficiency goals, which can include addiction recovery, mental wellness, education, employment, income, and long-term housing. Hear more about Miriam’s House from resident Robyn.

Erna’s House

Erna’s House is a Housing First model of permanent supportive housing for 30 women with personal histories of chronic homelessness and disabling conditions. This residence offers efficiencies and one-bedroom apartments. Residents enjoy social and therapeutic activities and have access to case managers who provide assistance as they seek to achieve and maintain highest quality of life. Hear more about Erna’s House from resident Winona.

Eden House

Located in N Street Village’s flagship building, Eden House is a 51-unit apartment complex that provides affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families and individuals. Hear more about Eden House from resident Cheryl.

Patricia Handy Place for Women

The Patricia Handy Place for Women, located at 810 Fifth Street NW, is the first short term emergency housing facility to open as part of the Mayor’s “All Eight Wards” plan to address and end homelessness in the District of Columbia, as detailed in the Homeward DC strategic plan. Incorporating the best of N Street Village’s service-enriched model of care, programming at the Patricia Handy Place will be trauma-informed, dignified, and safe for single women experiencing homelessness. The transformative program will include critical services provided by trained staff, volunteers, and city and nonprofit partners and has been designed to create a sense of community and enhance individual feelings of empowerment. To hear more about Patricia Handy Place for Women, click here for Catherine’s story.

Phyllis Wheatley YWCA

As of December 2016, N Street Village is excited to be providing case management services at a new location, the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA on Rhode Island Avenue in Northwest D.C. Founded in 1905, the historic Phyllis Wheatley YWCA has long provided affordable housing to women in Washington, D.C. The Phyllis Wheatley YWCA has just completed an extensive renovation of its building, and N Street Village will be supporting their critical mission by providing wrap-around support services to 42 formerly homeless residents.