Envision a just city where everyone has a home.

Can churches play a unique role in meeting D.C.’s affordable housing needs?


Just Homes is a housing initiative of The District Church that mobilizes and equips churches in D.C. to meet the housing needs of their communities. We seek to connect the most vulnerable residents of the District of Columbia with justice housing; partnering with local churches to do so. As followers of Jesus, committed to stewarding our God-given resources in a way that embodies a gospel vision, we long to see a just city where everyone has a home. We believe churches can realize this vision by actually building housing, investing locally in justice housing endeavors, and serving low-income households in their times of transition. We aspire to resource, guide, and empower churches to join us in this work.

They will build houses and dwell in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. No longer will they build houses and others live in them, or plant and others eat.
— Isaiah 65:21-22 (NIV)


Churches in D.C. own enough vacant land to house nearly all of the 30,000 extremely low-income families without adequate housing in our city. Just Homes supports churches in overcoming the obstacles they face in transforming that land into justice housing.



Financing is a major barrier to affordable housing development. The District Church is investing its financial resources in innovative tools designed to support the development of housing affordable to low-income populations across D.C. and invites other churches and individuals to do the same.



Low-income households face numerous challenges while transitioning into stable, affordable homes. Just Homes supports households transitioning into permanent, independent housing by connecting them to peer mentorship & moving assistance.

Connect with us.

Do you feel called to build justice housing, invest in local justice housing endeavors, or serve with low income families in your community?

Does your church have resources that can be transformed into solutions for justice housing? Do you want to see your church directly meet justice housing needs in your community?

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