Our Commitment to Affordable Housing in Washington, D.C.

At Volunteers of America, we know that home is more than a place of shelter. It’s a feeling of belonging and a supportive environment where people can rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. For more than 125 years, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to provide safe, affordable housing across the country and in the Nation’s Capital.

Buzzard Point, washington D.C.

VOA’s Service Center at the Point

This historic $83 million initiative aims to construct a new affordable housing and service center as part of the Buzzard Point redevelopment, adjacent to Audi Field. The mixed use Service Center at the Point, co-located with VOA’s new Mission Innovation Center, will include 110 units of service-enriched affordable senior housing for those at or below 60 percent of AMI; an office building with approximately 40,000 SF of space for VOA Inc.’s new national headquarters; an underground parking; and ground level retail space. For the affordable housing, 69 out of 110 units will be reserved for tenants at 30 percent median income (extremely low income).

The Mission Innovation Center will include a home for the VOA national office and team, the VOA Service Center that supports our local affiliates across the country, a support center for our national affiliate, Volunteers of America National Services which provides affordable housing and senior healthcare expertise, the Shay Moral Injury Center, a Chapel, and importantly, an Innovation Center. As a national organization with 30 affiliates nationwide, the proximity to the U.S. Capitol and access to federal agencies that invest in communities across the country reinforces our commitment to our presence in the nation’s capital.

Petworth, washington D.C.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Xi Omega Chapter Affordable Housing

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Xi Omega chapter, one of the largest in the country, is planning a mixed use project at 14th St. NW and Upshur St. NW near Petworth. This would include new commercial space for the sorority and 60 units of affordable housing, to be developed by Volunteers of America. This project currently is in the planning and fundraising stage.

More About Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America is one of the oldest and largest affordable housing providers and human service organizations in the nation. Founded in 1896, 16,000 mission-driven professionals provide comprehensive services in 30 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to more than 1.5 million people every year.

Watch the video to learn more about our affordable housing work.

Our Vision

We are on a bold mission to create healthy communities for all. We envision a world where all people in communities live with social, emotional and physical well-being, spiritual fulfillment, justice and hope.

Our Impact

A world where all people in our communities live with social, emotional and physical well-being, spiritual fulfillment, justice and hope.

Our Core Values

  • Faith
  • Love
  • Empathy
  • Justice
  • Diversity
  • Innovation
Skip to content