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FAMILIES IN DC 1,307ADULTS * 2011 2012

* ON JANUARY 25, 2012




[ Dear Friends of THC, THC– Housing Families, Transforming Lives is pleased to share

Mac Foundation to provide supportive services to 150 home-

our 2011- 2012 Annual Report with you. Your dedicated sup-

less families in DC in September 2012. Funds will also be used

port in 2011 and 2012 has allowed THC to continue meeting the

to develop and implement a coordinated assessment process to

needs of the growing number of homeless families in DC. Our

best identify the appropriate supports needed by families. In

growth in the last two years has been unprecedented – THC

total, grant funds will provide supportive case management

has strategically planned its growth over the last 10 years by

for 100 families receiving short-term subsidies and 50 families

expanding its housing programs and supportive services and

receiving long-term subsidies from the D.C. Government. These

growing the number of homeless and at-risk families it serves

funds will fill a critical gap in the growing homeless population

from 40 to 500. Your help made this growth possible!

that saw an 18.2% increase in the number of homeless families

Our award-winning affordable rental housing developments, Fort View Apartments and Webster Gardens in Ward 4,

in 2012 and an anticipated higher number for 2013. THC has also positioned itself to be a strong advocate for en-

demonstrated THC’s capacity to marshal the necessary public

suring that adequate housing and supportive services are avail-

and private resources to create more critically needed affordable

able for at-risk families. THC’s Executive Director, Polly Donald-

housing units in the DC metropolitan area. THC continues to

son, serves as president for the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing

actively explore other sites for development of affordable rental

and Economic Development’s (CNHED) Board of Directors. She

housing in the Washington metropolitan area.

serves on the D.C. Interagency Council on Homelessness, and

In 2011, THC successfully converted one of its’ transitional housing buildings into a single-site permanent supportive housing program. THC will replicate this more economically

in 2012 was appointed by Mayor Vincent Gray to the District’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force. The commitment of THC’s individuals, foundation and gov-

feasible model to meet the need of the growing number of

ernment donors, partners and volunteers has enabled THC to

families who require longer term supports in order to move

provide our families with stable housing that will allow them

to self-sufficiency. The addition of affordable housing to THC’s

to make transformational changes in their lives.

housing programs completes THC’s continuum of housing care.

THC’s vision for going forward is to build on our successes as

Our clients are now able to move from transitional to perma-

a homeless housing and services organization and expand our

nent, rapid re-housing or affordable rental housing depending

leadership in the non-profit affordable housing area.

on their needs. THC is honored to be awarded, along with the Community

Your continued support in 2013 will help THC to continue providing housing programs and supportive services for the

of Hope, a $1,000,000 grant ($500,000 each) from The Freddie

homeless families in the DC metropolitan area. Thank you!

Polly Donaldson, Executive Director

Melissa Barrett, President









Mission THC – Housing Families, Transforming Lives is a faith-based nonprofit partnership that provides housing and comprehensive support services to homeless and at-risk families so that they can make transformational changes in their lives.

THC Families Program



Transitional Housing Partner Arms 2 and 3 and in scattered sites in DC. Length of stay of up to two years.

73 families

50 families

Permanent Supportive Housing Partner Arms 1 and families living in scattered sites in DC. Designed for families with a substance abuse, mental health or HIV/AIDS disability.

80 families

119 families

49 families

215 families

Affordable Rental Housing Fort View and Webster Gardens, Ward 4. 34 units available for very lowincome.

114 families

114 families


316 families

498 families

Rapid Re-Housing Families living in scattered sites in DC. Intended to prevent families from becoming homeless and to help those who have recently become homeless to regain housing as quickly as possible. The weakened economy drove the number of families in this program higher in 2012.

In addition to providing housing to our clients in transitional, permanent supportive, rapid rehousing and affordable rental housing, THC provides a wide range of comprehensive supportive services that help our clients transform their lives. These services include employment services including career counseling, resume writing, work credentialing workshops, targeted employment, and job retention; life skills that include household management, budget and credit counseling, health, wellness, nutrition and parenting; mental health/substance abuse counseling for adults and youth; youth enrichment activities including homework support/ assistance, reading, art and garden clubs, tutoring, fitness, positive self-esteem training and social activities for school aged residential youth; and housing placement and counseling services.












Outcome/Statistics THC’s housing programs and comprehensive supportive services encourage stable housing that help families gain employment and employment readiness.

Transitional Housing

99% of families

remained in the program for at least one year

100% of exiting

families have remained in permanent housing for at least one year


In 2011, of exiting families were employed

Permanent Supportive Housing

Accomplishments and Awards

99% of PSH families

have maintained housing for over 6 months

THC’s greatest accomplishment is its

the development of its two affordable

growth in capacity that has enabled it to

rental housing properties. THC Affordable

expand tenfold the number of homeless

Housing (THCAH), with its partner Som-

families served to 500. THC’s core exper-

erset Development Company, received

tise is to successfully manage homeless

the prestigious HAND 2012 “Best Large

and affordable housing with integrated

Affordable Housing Development” award

housing programs and supportive

for the development of Fort View and

services. THC decided in 2007 to forge

Webster Gardens. THCAH and Somerset

ahead developing 114 affordable rental

were also awarded the “Developer of

housing units in Ward 4 in DC, despite

Distinction” award from the Novagradac

the worst national economic crisis since

Journal of Tax Credits for their vision and

the Great Depression. The result was the

outstanding contributions in the field of

renovation of six deteriorated buildings

tax credit development. There were over

into beautiful mixed-income communi-

26 sources of funding for the acquisition

ties, Fort View and Webster Gardens, that

and construction of Webster Gardens and

provide safe and decent “destination

Fort View. The redevelopment of these

housing” for working families including

properties preserved the affordability of

permanent homes for formerly homeless

114 units for a range of low and moderate

families. The leadership and determina-

incomes giving low-income and at-risk

tion of THC’s board and staff, their ability

families and individuals safe housing.

to manage the risks involved in taking

Fort View and Webster Gardens were

such a strategic step, and support from

also awarded the “Excellence in Historic

partners, funders, donors and lenders led

Preservation” for preserving and rehabili-

to this success in 2011.

tating historic buildings for affordable

In 2012 THC received three awards for



housing from the DC Office of Planning.

68% of clients

developed employment readiness skills

33% of clients are employed

Rapid Re-Housing In its first year:

96% of clients have maintained housing stability

55% of adult clients gained or retained employment

73% of adult

clients participated in employment services, training and career counseling programs

Affordable Rental Housing


occupancy rate


2000 & 2012 THE FAIR MARKET





Webster Gardens

Fort View




“At this crucial time in the environment of affordable housing it is vital that all partners work together. THC has been a leader in the preservation and development of housing for families of need in the District of Columbia. Recently, the DCHFA was pleased to collaborate with THC and others to make Fort View Apartments and Webster Gardens home for local residents. I look forward to the future accomplishments of THC, and the DCHFA stands ready to work with them to continue to make the District of Columbia more affordable.”

Harry D. Sewell, District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency, Executive Director

Selisa Washington’s Story “I am part of the 47% and I do take personal responsibility for myself,” stated Selisa Washington, a THC – Housing Families, Transforming Lives Webster Gardens Apartments resident. “Not all people seeking assistance are trying to live on the system. Many are like me – just looking for ways to provide for our families on our own,” continued Ms. Washington. Ms. Washington’s story is not unlike thousands of other people needing help. She had a good job as a truck driver with a national trucking company for three years until she became pregnant and knew she needed a job that didn’t require traveling. She looked desperately for a job but no one would hire her due to her pregnancy. While looking for a job, Ms. Washington lost her apartment and found herself homeless for the first time in her life. She was placed at the Women’s Shelter at DC General but had to leave when she was 7 months pregnant. Finally, she found a bed at Missionaries of Charities in SE where she stayed until her son, Marcellus, was 6 weeks old, and they asked her to leave. “It was the worst time in my life. I’ve always had a job and a place to live. Now, with an infant son, I was dependent upon others for shelter, sleeping on friends’ floors, desperately seeking housing and wanting to do better for my son,” said Ms. Washington. Ms. Washington learned about THC through the Virginia Williams Center, moved into a Rapid Re-housing Program



apartment in May 2010 and found a part-time job as a care taker. Ms. Washington’s dream of becoming a nurse was still alive and working with Karen McNeal, Director of THC’s Employment and Career Counseling department, was a saving grace for her. “Ms. McNeal kept me on track, encouraged me when I got depressed, was always there to listen to me, always had my back and held me accountable for my actions,” stated Ms. Washington. With THC’s help, Ms. Washington enrolled in a Licensed Practical Nurse program, graduated in June 2011 and found a full time job as a nurse. She was also selected for a Local Rent Supplement Program (LRSP) apartment at THC’s new affordable housing apartment building, Webster Gardens, where she pays one-third of her rent. “My 5 year goal is to own my own house and to complete my RN degree. I encourage anyone in need of assistance to keep their eye on their goal and to be persistent. I want everyone to know that it’s okay to need help. I’m not the first person to make it out of the shelter system, and I won’t be the last. THC was and is a blessing for Marcellus and me. I am thankful for their programs as they are making my journey much easier. More people should know about THC,” concluded Ms. Washington.

THC is honored and proud to help Selisa Washington and her son Marcellus. Housing Families, Transforming Lives is what we do with the help of our generous donors!





19% THC 2011 | 2012 ANNUAL REPORT


The generosity of our donors ensures that THC will continue to provide housing families and transforming lives. We greatly appreciate their support. Foundation Support $500,000+

Individuals $5,000+

Freddie Mac Foundation

Melissa L. Barrett Polly Donaldson and Susan Rees Phyllis and Kenneth LaPlante Deborah Billet-Roumell and James Roumell

Foundation Support $1,000-$99,999 Community Development Support Collaborative Enterprise Community Partners Jovid Foundation PNC Foundation Rapoport Family Foundation TD Charitable Foundation The Herb Block Foundation The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation The Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation United Way of the National Capital Area Community Impact Fund William S. Abell Foundation, Inc.

Corporations $100,000+ Fannie Mae

Corporations $5,000+ BuckleySandler, LLP CohnReznick Gifts of Hope K & L Gates, LLP LISC United Way of the National Capital Area

Corporations Up to $4,999 Bob Tucker Consulting, Inc. Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative Dollhouse Magazine Fannie Mae Serve Program Freddie Mac Community Relations Donor Assisted Fund Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors Hamel Commercial, Inc. Kirkland & Ellis LLP Klein Hornig, LLP Microsoft Matching Gifts Program National Association of American Veterans Roumell Asset Management Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP Somerset Development Corp. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Churches All Saints Lutheran Church All Souls Episcopal Church, DC Christ Episcopal Church, Rockville Christ Lutheran Church, DC Christ the Servant Lutheran Church Episcopal Church of the Redeemer Israel Metropolitan CME Church Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Resurrection Lutheran Church Sixth Presbyterian Church St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, DC St. Francis Episcopal Church, Great Falls St. Francis Episcopal Church, Potomac St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran, Rockville St. John’s Norwood Parish Fund St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, DC Trinity Lutheran Church Workers of Saint Alban’s

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Individuals $1,000-$4,999 Paula Amt William Amt Jeff Bachman Winell Belfonte Lee Carter Dan Chen Barbara Shuttleworth and Frank Demarais Shelly and Ton Gardeniers Julia Graham and Allen L. Lear Bennett Gray David Griswold Artie L. Harris, Jr. and Suzy Cheston Alison and Chris Herrick Nancy L. Hooff and Jim Campbell Joe and Embry Howell Daniel Mick and Maureen Jais-Mick Marty Jewett Kathryn S. and Joseph Kolar Phillip D. Kronstein Ralph and Katherine Landry Robert Leland Tracy Lush and Jane Quench Larry and Virginia Michie Michael T. and Sarah Milhaupt John L. Moulton Katherine C. Nordal Thomas P. Olson and Jocelyn Samuels Peter and Merry Plocki Joseph H. and Margaret J. Reynolds Patti Saylor Amy Schear Dominga Smith Arne and Ruth Sorenson Norm Theiss Mary Jane Wade and Rev. Francis H. Wade

Individuals $500- $999 Peter J. Albert Cathy Connelly and Ana Mita Betancourt Terry Cain and Ken Hines Ted Crawford Joyce H. Deroy Janice Doll Anthony and Elizabeth Durmowicz Elise Fisher Kathryn L. Gelner Ian Gibon-Smith W. Kim and Elizabeth Griffith Donald Huffman Michael Hughes Matthew Jacobs Mary Johnson-Rambert Jeffrey Kleeman Mark Luker Craig Lukin James and Anne Meyer Vanessa Perry Nancy Polikoff Georgene and Eugene Rasmusson Anne E. Schrantz Paula E. Singleton

Stanley Sobel Bob Tucker and Bonnie Binder John and Suzanne Welch Brian Zimnitzky and Kurt Jacobs Marilyn and William Zukel

Individuals $100-$499 Hiba Abdallah Rose Allison Charles Almonte and Ken Drake Anthony F. Alverno Barbra Amt Carl Amt John Beddingfield Kendall M. Bentz Cheryl Beversdorf and Dennis Siebert David Blakemore Robert Blinn Inga Blust Donald and Janet Boardman David C. Bowers Butch Bradburn and Barry Huber Tyrone and Shirley Cartwright Dr. Melanie S. Costello Richard Craig Langley Custer Emily Dannenberg David Debruin and Elizabeth Taylor Tom Donaldson David and Willa Downes Stephanie Downing Alan Dranitzke, Esq. Robert Durham Jr. and Rori Durham Greg DuRoss Elaine Eaker Mark Efron John Else and Cathy Roller Lisa Esayian Diane Doolan Everts Gene and Adrienne Fisher The Rev. William Flanders Heidi Fritschel and John Sither The Michael A. Brown Community Fund Squire Galbreath Jim Galvanek Mary and Robert Gill Laurel W. Glassman and William L. Neff Monica and Temuri Goletiani Garnett H. Graf Adam Guthrie Dianne and Lou Hansen Jed and Leslie Hantverk Barbara Harner Tess Hatch Peter Hawley Margaret and Stephen Hilton Charles Hoffacker Mary Gray Holt Roland A. and Cynthia A. Hoover Charles T. Horan Ramon Jacobson Doug and Peg Jerger James M. Johnstone Ozgur Karaosmanoglu Maude Katzenbach Jonathon Kaufman John M. Keyser Stephen Leckar Robert Love Rev. Kimberly D. Lucas Elizabeth and Frank Malone Alison Manning and John W. Wingard Kenyatta Manns Carol Matthews John Mertens Alice Meyer Mason Moise Matthew Moncavage

Sherita Morris James Mueller Naomi Naierman Elizabeth Nicholas Cathy and Earle O’Donnell C. Richard Parkins Mr. and Mrs. Terry Peel Carolyn Peirce Dianne Pickersgill Jan Piercv Roy Pingitore Robert and Dorothy Pohlman W. James Pound and Diane E. Thompson Michelle Price and Megan Carroll William and Jane Rachal Blaise Rastello Sandra Renner Joseph E. Resch, Jr. Contessa Riggs Barbara A. Rossate Julie Sandler Barbara Wolff Searle Daniel Silver Susie Sinclair-Smith Thomas Slattery Jeffrey Stann Louis Steadwell Susan Stockdale Ira Strassberg Schroeder Stribling Valerye and Adam Strochak Sara and Bob Sylwester John and Nancy Tanner Helen Templin Aydin and Beatriz Tuncer Sheila Vertino Natalie Wexler and James Feldman Nakiya Whitaker Charles White William L Whitman Laquite Wood

Armstrong Housing Families Fund Donors Hiba Abdallah Melissa Barrett Ana Mita Betancourt Lee Carter Janice Doll Polly Donaldson and Susan Rees Thomas Donaldson Bill Flanders Marty Jewett Phillip Kronstein Phyllis and Ken LaPlante Tracy Lush and Jane Quenk Frank and Elizabeth Malone Richard Parkins Jim Roumell Amy Schear Barbara Wolff Searle Marilyn and Bill Zukel

Donations as of October 31, 2012. Every effort has been made to recognize all supporters donating more than $100. Please contact if you have any questions.

Revenue & Expenses THC FY 2011 THC FY 2012 Unaudited



Foundations & Corporations Individuals & Churches Rents & Earned Revenue Government Contracts Investment Gains, Bequest Misc Income Donated Goods & Professional Sevices

1,126,968.71 108,969.20 218,786.59 3,281,207.48 1,877.86 1,979.55

Foundations & Corporations Individuals & Churches Rents & Earned Revenue Government Contracts Investment Gains, Bequest Misc Income Donated Goods & Professional Sevices

Total Revenue



Total Revenue

553,543.97 100,648.27 232,671.40 2,479,860.17 1,828.94 3,947.65 58,004.76 3,430,505.16


Program Services Affordable Housing & Facility Depreciation Fundraising & Events General & Administrative Building Operations & Maintenance Professional Services

2,454,495.98 169,811.42 125,000.00 53,266.50 614,120.97

Program Services Affordable Housing & Facility Depreciation Fundraising & Events General & Administrative Building Operations & Maintenance Donated Goods & Professional Services

1,841,618.19 194,659.18 133,805.82 35,315.94 637,210.54

Total Expenses


Total Expenses


General & Administrative Fundraising Program Expenses

637,210.54 35,315.94 2,660,615.17

Total Expenses



723,900.18 65,600.60

2012 Use of Funds General & Administrative Fundraising Program Expenses

614,120.97 53,266.50 3,538,808.18

Total Expenses


14.60% 1.27% 84.13%

2011 Use of Funds



443,770.23 46,761.75



fundraising 1.06%

program 79.82%






Melissa Barrett, President Bennett Gray, Vice President Frank Demarais, Secretary Robert C. Leland, Treasurer Lawrence A. Thrower, Esq., Immediate Past President Bill Amt Winell Belfonte W. Kimball Griffith David Griswold Phil Hecht Alison Herrick Marty Jewett Phyllis LaPlante Peter J. Plocki James C. Roumell

Polly Donaldson, Executive Director Tyrone Cartwright, Director of Finance and Asset Management Doris Dupuy, Director of Special Projects Danielle Mulak, Director of Programs Blaise Rastello, Director of Affordable Housing Margaret Thaxton, Director of Development Ajeenah Abdul-Haqq, Case Manager Andrew Adams, Development and Volunteer Manager Christina Bittar, Development Associate Rodney Brice, Employment Counselor Claudine Brown, Case Manager Emily Dannenberg, Employment Services Program Assistant Devon Duckett, Case Manager Genae Elsey, Case Manager Danielle Foltz, Director of HomeWard Housing Don Gatewood, Employment Benefit Counselor Daphne Glanton, Director of Family Housing Solutions Temuri Goletiani, Operations Director Dedria Harrod, Youth Services Manager Chelsea Hicks, Youth Services Coordinator Domonique Hinson, Youth Services Coordinator Nicole Johnson-Douglas, Life Skills Manager Diane Jones, Director of Mental Health Services Rachel Kemp, Case Manager Jermaine Kenner, Case Manager

THC AFFORDABLE HOUSING BOARD OF DIRECTORS Phil Hecht, President Winell Belfonte, Vice President and Treasurer John Steele, III, Secretary Melissa Barrett Frank Demarais Bennett Gray Joseph Howell Robert C. Leland Lawrence A. Thrower, Esq. Michael T. Milhaupt Roy Pingitore

THC ADVISORY COUNCIL Pastor Norm Theiss, Chair Jeff Bachman Lee Carter Shelly Gardeniers Joseph Kolar Paula Singleton Vanessa Perry Amy Schear Arne Sorenson James C. Roumell, Ex-Officio

Larnetta Matthews, Case Manager Karen McNeal, Director of Employment Services Darrell McNealy, Housing Coordinator Riane McWain, Housing Development Associate Natasha Miller, Case Manager Joy Mungo, Case Manager Jeran Moultrie, Case Manager Van Dixon, Maintenance Assistant Nkemdirim Offor, Residential Services Coordinator Senemeht Olatunji, Case Manager Clarice Pemberton-Cook, Accounting Coordinator Wendell Popo, Maintenance Supervisor Bianca Roane, Youth Services Coordinator Aesha Sprull, Director of Interim Housing Tamara Shepard, Intake and Assessment Specialist Katherine Stritzinger, Volunteer Assistant Morgan Taylor, Case Manager Courtney Taylor-Allen, Life Skills Coordinator April Turner, Director of Permanent Supportive Housing Lisa Watford, Youth Services Coordinator Shellie Watson-Tucker, Case Manager Carmen Wilkins-Vincent, Case Manager Charles Williams, Youth Services Coordinator Patrick Williams, Residential Services Manager Jonathan Wright, Housing Counselor

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