The Adrienne Terry Fund for Affordable Housing
In the Spring of 2015, several United Methodists in DC decided that together we could do something significant to solve the problem of affordable housing and the negative impact of gentrification. The Rev. Adrienne Terry was a founding leader of what became known as InspireDC’s Affordable Housing Coalition (AHC). Her vast experience with affordable housing—including her efforts to stop the displacement of hundreds of residents in SW—and her heart for children and those on the margins was instrumental in catalyzing this effort.
Rev. Terry’s sudden death on June 25, 2016 was a significant blow as AHC leaders and friends grieved our loss of her bright light. It is our hope that this fund will honor her legacy and help fuel the momentum of this movement toward affordable housing for all in DC and, eventually, the surrounding metropolitan area.
100% of all donations to this fund are directed toward the strategic acquisition and maintenance of affordable housing primarily for very low income families in Ward 7’s 20019 zip code. and other areas that meet the following criteria:
- availability of relatively affordable good quality housing (including underutilized church properties);
- presence of at least one engaged United Methodist church with leaders (lay and clergy) who are committed to engage in this ministry and in the community;
- significant need for abundant health (including healthy food);
- opportunity to preserve community in the face of gentrification.
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