What does affordable housing mean?


In the United States, the term affordable housing is used to describe housing, rental or owner-occupied, that is affordable no matter what one's income is. The U.S. government regards housing costs at or below 30% of one's income to be affordable.


Building Rhythm Together for Christ's Love

Westminster is committed to building and advocating for more affordable housing in our city and SW neighborhood.  Increasing Affordable Housing is one of our top justice priorities for this time in our life and mission. 


As we prepare to build senior affordable housing, we are educating ourselves and supporting efforts to increase affordable housing in SW and beyond.


  • Westminster supports the work of Mary's House, a local non-profit that is working to build the first affordable housing for LGBTQ seniors. 
  • Westminster clergy, officers and members are actively involved in advocating alongside the residents of the DC Housing Authority Greenleaf properties in SW to ensure that the community supported plan for a  Build First multi-staged redevelopment process happens; that no Greenleaf residents are moved from SW until neighborhood replacement units are built.  We are also advocating for replacement of the large family units currently available in Greenleaf.