Since 1982, MANNA has been serving low and moderate-income families, assisting them to fulfill the dream of homeownership in Washington, DC. In that time, we have created and preserved nearly 1,200 units of affordable housing for low and moderate-income DC residents and our homeowners have accrued over $160 million in equity. Our financial literacy and homeowner training program has been replicated more than 200 times across the nation.
Manna’s work focuses on three principal areas:
1. Renovating or building affordable homes.
2. Educating first-time homebuyers for the process of home purchase and for success as homeowners.
3. Training first-time homeowners and their neighbors throughout the city to become community leaders.
In 1997, MANNA CDC was created to continue MANNA, Inc.’s commitment to the Shaw community as our ability to create homeownership opportunities was becoming restricted due to changes in Shaw’s economic climate. In 2006, MANNA CDC transitioned from an affiliate corporation of MANNA, Inc. to an independent community development corporation, ONE DC.