Systems Change

We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama, March 25, 1965.

Housing is our starting point, seeing people thrive is our finish line.

Everyone Home DC advocates for funding to end homelessness and other issues that directly affect people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity in the District.

Advocacy

Everyone Home DC has a history of advocating for racial and economic justice dating back to our incorporation. Founded in response to the the turbulence of the 1960’s, Everyone Home DC has been resisting unjust and discriminatory policies for decades. We fought against the construction of the Southwest Freeway, fearing it would further divide the Capitol Hill community along racial lines. We advocated for DC Home Rule and for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday to become a holiday. We supported the grape boycott led by Cesar Chavez and protested the war in Vietnam. Today, we continue this work by engaging in nonpartisan advocacy to end homelessness here in DC.

Everyone Home DC’s vision of a District of Columbia as a thriving and diverse community where all people can obtain and remain in safe, affordable, and comfortable homes is possible. In order to make this vision a reality, we advocate for:

  • Housing Interventions that are proven to end homelessness, Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), Targeted Affordable Housing (TAH), and Rapid Re-Housing (RRH);
  • Homelessness prevention and diversion services for individuals and families;
  • Income opportunities;
  • And for the basic health and safety needs of people experiencing homelessness and services that will maximize their quality of life.

Act Now:

Visit Act Now to join Everyone Home DC in its most current actions.

To discuss Everyone Home DC advocacy efforts in more detail, contact Abby Sypek at

sypek@everyonehomedc.org

THE WAY HOME CAMPAIGN

Everyone Home DC sits on the Steering Committee of the The Way Home Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness In DC. The Way Home Campaign is made up of over 100 partner organizations and over four thousand individuals who live, work, and worship in Washington, DC, and believe that all people deserve a safe and affordable place to live. We know that ending homelessness is urgent, possible and cost effective. We encourage Everyone Home DC friends and supporters to join The Way Home Campaign by signing up to receive campaign updates here.

To get involved with advocacy at Everyone Home DC, contact Abby Sypek at sypek@everyonehomedc.org.