Lincoln-Westmoreland Housing Corporation
In April 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Washington, D.C., erupted in protest. Six blocks directly east of Lincoln Congregational Temple, a U.C.C. church in Washington, went up in smoke. This created a wasteland; new construction was needed. Lincoln Temple and Westmoreland had already developed a partnership as they attempted to deal with some serious problems in Washington. Lincoln-Westmoreland Housing, Inc. was ready to develop land on Seventh Street N.W. between R and S Streets. Read a complete history of Lincoln-Westmoreland Housing.
Today the Corporation owns and manages two housing complexes in the area, providing affordable housing to low and moderate income families. Representatives from both churches serve on the board that administers these buildings.
Westmoreland provides additional service to Lincoln-Westmoreland residents by supporting Shaw Community Ministries.
Page last updated 10 April 2011.