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More than just a place to live, The Ethel serves as a sanctuary for one of DC’s most vulnerable populations, transporting formerly unhoused residents into a place where they can feel at home and build a sense of community.  The Ethel was designed as a space for wellbeing with a specially targeted amenity program that includes fitness facilities, a training kitchen for cooking classes, a clothing closet, hair salon and on-site caseworker suites.  These amenities are not only beautifully designed but aid in connecting residents with a range of services from healthcare to professional development meant to propel their lives forward.  


Mayor Bowser said it best when describing The Ethel, “I’m grateful that our teams came together to make this project happen. We know these homes are going to transform the lives of the residents who will live here.  Today, we’re one step closer to making homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring.”


We could not be more proud to have been a part of supporting the city’s efforts with this mission and giving these residents a beautiful place to call home.


The Ethel


Washington, DC



in collaboration with GTM Architects

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