N Street Village, the largest provider of housing and supportive services for women experiencing homelessness in Washington D.C, is proud to announce the completion of the $9 million Keeping Our Promise Capital Campaign to preserve affordable housing, as well as expand supportive housing and programs. The collaborative public-private effort was celebrated yesterday, Wednesday May 31, 2017, at the flagship site at 1333 N Street NW where there was a ceremonial Ribbon Cutting of the completion of Phase 1 construction, and the ground breaking for the final phase of construction at the site.
The N Street Village Board of Directors, chaired by Wiley Rein LLP Managing Partner Peter Shields, and Capital Campaign Committee, chaired by N Street Village Board Vice-Chair Ruth Sorenson and her husband, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, were joined by key stakeholders including: Mayor Muriel Bowser, Councilmember Jack Evans, Polly Donaldson, Director of DHCD, Derrick Perkins, Sr. VP at Bank of America, Todd Lee from DCHFA, Jeff Stryker, Senior EVP & CFO at Burke & Herbert Bank, and N Street Village Honorary Board Member Linda Daschle and Senator Tom Daschle, who together serve as Honorary Co-chairs for the Capital Campaign.
Schroeder Stribling, N Street Village’s Executive Director, remarked, “For nearly 45 years, we have kept a promise to welcome every woman who arrives at our door with respect and dignity. Our promise is to offer housing all along the spectrum of need, from emergency shelter to affordable and permanent supportive housing and to enrich that housing with a full spectrum of basic and support services.” She continued, “I am thrilled that we are all gathered here today, a community of partners – a Village – to say: We are keeping our promise.”
Through the support of this Campaign, the “village” of partners helped to preserve affordable housing for 51 families and expand permanent supportive housing by 10%. At the completion of this project we will offer increased safety and hospitality, expanded programs including the opening of The Judith Morris Wellness Center, and updated and 30% larger Bethany Women’s Day Center, and the Comcast Learning and Technology Lab.