The Need

The Need

A report by the organization Generations United, “State of Grandfamilies 2016,” indicates that 2.5 million children are being raised in grandfamilies or kinship care with no birth parents in the home.

  • In Washington, DC there are over 4,300 grandparents raising grandchildren.
  • One third of DC grandfamilies are living in poverty.
  • More than 60% of DC grandfamilies are renters.
  • In the District, officials estimate that approximately 1,000 grandfamilies are in need of subsidized homes.