About
Wesley Housing

Every person deserves more than just a roof over their head. They deserve a community. At Wesley Housing, we serve the . greater Washington D.C.’s most vulnerable individuals and families by creating and operating affordable housing communities that help residents thrive.

Our Impact

Affordable housing should leave a positive, measurable impact on communities. Since 1974, we’ve provided residents with safe homes and promising opportunities. We’ll never stop building people up. Explore highlights of what we’ve accomplished so far.

29

communities in Northern Virginia and
Washington, D.C.

2,100+

total housing
units

3,200+

residents

5 on-site

Community
Resource Centers

4 on-site

Supportive Services Centers for older adults and people with disabilities

Comprehensive property management team for our properties

Reports

Take a closer look at Wesley Housing’s current impact by downloading our recent reports.

Wesley Housing Development Corporation 2018
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Making An Impact 2018
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Wesley Housing Development Corporation 2018
Making An Impact 2018

The Wesley Ecosystem

Leadership

Experts with years of affordable housing
and nonprofit management experience

Property Management

Leaders in operating affordable
housing communities

Partners

Established community partners
who share our mission

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Impact

The Need for
Affordable Housing

Affordable housing has a real impact on family stability and the future success of children. A lack of affordable housing causes undesirable events such as moves, increased need for public assistance and, for far too many, homelessness. What’s more, children in these households are half as likely to be proficient in reading as their peers, and are more likely to drop out of school. Sufficient affordable housing improves the quality of life for all residents and directly contributes to the well-being of our region.

Reduces strain on public assistance programs as less income is committed to housing and more financial resources are available for nutritious food, healthcare expenses and education

Makes it easier to hire and retain employees critical to our region’s success

Increases productivity and lowers absenteeism among employees who have shorter commutes and are able to spend more time with families

Decreases traffic congestion as workforce employees live closer to public transportation and workplaces