September 2023
Housing Unlimited Celebrates our 90th Home!

Nearly 30 years ago, Housing Unlimited embarked on a mission to serve individuals in mental health recovery and purchased its first home serving 5 individuals. Today, we are excited to begin the work on opening our 90th home which was purchased on July 31, 2023.

With this purchase, we will be able to serve 247 individuals who pay an affordable rent while living close to public transportation, grocery stores, and support services. Thank you to the Housing Unlimited community for your continued support!
Lisa Cook, Director of Property Development, in front of our newest home in Rockville.
Home Sweet Home
Welcome to our new newsletter series! Every other month, we'll deliver homeowner tips directly to your inbox.

This month, the Housing Unlimited staff is gearing up for the fall and winter. Please find a few helpful tips from our maintenance team!
Tenants Council Members and Housing Unlimited Staff Gather for Lunch
Tenant Council members, Babbz Ricketts and Christine Golding
The Housing Unlimited Tenants Council gathered for another exciting event in August. Tenants and Housing Unlimited staff joined together for lunch at IHOP. We welcomed new tenants, honored our longest-tenured tenants, and celebrated summer birthdays!

Thanks to our Tenants Council Executive Committee leaders for leading another successful gathering!
Honoring Bianca Fryer
On August 30th, the Housing Unlimited community lost a beloved staff member, Bianca Fryer.

Bianca was a staff member at Housing Unlimited for five years. She was a consistent and steady presence in the office and is remembered by colleagues for her calm, friendly, and warm demeanor. She built strong and caring relationships with the tenant community and was respected by all.

Bianca was extraordinarily dedicated to her work at Housing Unlimited. We will miss her gentle and kind spirit and her radiant smile. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Bianca’s family.
We Want Your Feedback!
At Housing Unlimited, we are committed to providing safe and stable housing solutions for individuals in need, and we couldn't do it without your unwavering support. Your generosity has made a significant impact on the lives of those we serve, and we are deeply grateful for your continued trust in our mission.

Today, we invite you to play an essential role in shaping the future of Housing Unlimited. We believe that your insights and experiences as donors are invaluable, and we want to ensure that your contributions align seamlessly with your expectations.

To achieve this, we kindly request that you take a few moments to fill out our Donor Experience Survey. Your feedback will provide us with invaluable insights into your interactions with Housing Unlimited, the impact you've observed, and suggestions on how we can improve our donor experience.
Welcome Home Baskets Packing Party!
Tenant Teonte Adkins is all smiles after receiving his Welcome Home Basket!
Board, staff, and volunteers gathered in late August to assemble FIFTEEN Welcome Home Baskets for tenants! 🧺 Welcome Home Baskets are laundry baskets filled with new essential items like cleaning supplies, towels, first-aid kits, and “extras” donated by supporters – like picture frames, a real or a silk plant, and/or a set of sheets.

The baskets turned out beautifully, and it is our hope that one day all 247 of HUI’s tenants receive a Welcome Home Basket! 🙌

Can you volunteer and help us assemble more Welcome Home baskets? Learn more here.
Request A Tour
As an affordable housing organization, the look and feel of every house is transformed into a home through a partnership with our tenants. So, no two homes are exactly alike!
We offer individual and small group tours for those who are interested in supporting our organization.

If you would like to schedule a tour, please contact COO Aaron Fenster at: [email protected]

To get a feel for what you might see when you come visit a Housing Unlimited home, please enjoy this virtual video tour!
Housing Unlimited Staff Spotlights
Horace Carrington
Property Manager

Seen here with his two sons, who he has endearingly nicknamed “Method” and “Red”, Horace Carrington joined HUI just over five months ago. Born in Guyana, South America, Horace migrated to New York in 1978, and lived in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Tucson, Arizona before moving to the DC metro area.
Aaron Fenster
Chief Operating Officer

Aaron grew up in Rochester, NY and was raised in a Reform Jewish household where the concept of Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) was a central aspect of his upbringing. Aaron was taught to believe in the importance of building community and was a regular volunteer at the local soup kitchen.
Did you know that Housing Unlimited takes donations
of furniture and household supplies?
Learn more here.