Today marks the first step in welcoming 84 new women into the N Street Village family and providing affordable, permanent housing and support services.
The N Street Village team will join Mayor Bowser this afternoon to participate in a wall-breaking ceremony for the renovation of the historic Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, located at 901 Rhode Island Avenue, NW. When renovations are complete early next year, N Street Village will provide 24-hour, on-site case management, and support services to help residents meet their health, wellness, and employment goals.
With this expansion, N Street Village will have a presence in 3 of the city’s 8 wards and will increase the number of women for whom we provide housing by 44%.
This project directly supports the District of Columbia’s Homeward DC strategic plan to end chronic homelessness among individuals and families by the end of 2017. Our partners in this effort include Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, Dantes Partners, DC Housing Authority, DC Department of Housing and Community Development, DC Department of Energy and Environment, DC Department of Human Services, DC Department of Behavioral Health, and The DC Sustainable Energy Utility.
Thank you for your continued support, which allows us to continue to grow the services we provide and help every woman at N Street Village on her path to empowerment and recovery.